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Police search uncovers guns, drugs, and stolen property

Staff writer

A search warrant initially issued to recover a stolen pickup resulted in the arrest of a Peabody man and woman, charged with possession of methamphetamines, drug paraphernalia, and criminal possession of firearms.

David Orcutt, 61, and his wife Debbie Orcutt, 62, were arrested late Saturday afternoon at their home at 907 N. Locust St. in Peabody.

Nine law enforcement officers from the Marion and Peabody police departments served them with a search warrant for the recovery of stolen property.

“Friday we had a report of a stolen pickup that was found down in Peabody by the person who owned the vehicle,” Marion Police Chief Tyler Mermis said. “When he saw it it was stripped — it was just the frame, the motor, and the cab.”

When the officers entered the residence, they discovered other items of interest.

“Upon execution of the search warrant, officers plain-viewed illegal substances in the residence,” Peabody Police Chief Bruce Burke said. “Another search warrant was applied for and obtained to search for illegal substances and associated drug paraphernalia.”

Mermis said it took about two hours to get the second warrant.

Police arrested the couple and they were booked into Marion County Jail. Each was charged with possession of methamphetamines, possession of methamphetamines with intent to distribute or sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, and no drug tax stamp.

In addition, David Orcutt was charged with theft and as a felon in possession of firearms.

Last modified March 25, 2015