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Police seize nearly $5,000 of meth

Staff writer

Marion police confiscated 39 grams of methamphetamines and 9.9 grams of marijuana on Sept. 27 when they arrested four people on drug-related charges that included distribution of a controlled substance.

In his report, officer Mike Stone indicated police found $4,850 of methamphetamines and $50 of marijuana.

According to police chief Tyler Mermis, the drugs, drug paraphernalia, and an open container of alcohol were allegedly discovered after Marion officers stopped and searched a suspect vehicle at 1:45 a.m. in 1000 block of Lawrence St.

Billy M. Barber of Hope faces charges of distribution of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, no drug tax stamp, and transportation of an open container.

Melinda M. Needler, Stephen B. Thompson, and David Ruhl, all of Herington, also face charges of distribution of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and no drug tax stamp.

Last modified Oct. 7, 2015

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