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Two arrested on drug charges

Staff writer

Law enforcement arrested a pair of men Saturday as part of a larger ongoing investigation that includes four county departments.

Joshua Marshall, 18, and Vince Newman, 20, both of Peabody, were arrested when Peabody police and county sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant for illegal drugs at 8:40 p.m. at 501 N. Poplar St. in Peabody, according to Peabody chief Bruce Burke.

“It had been a joint investigation between Peabody police and the sheriff’s department,” Burke said. “Hillsboro and Marion police assisted with the investigation and the execution.”

Burke said officials had investigated for three months leading up to the arrests; however, he could not elaborate, as the investigation was still ongoing.

Marshall faces charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Newman faces possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and minor in possession of alcohol charges.

Last modified Feb. 24, 2017