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Drug Possession — Sarah M. Burks, 35, and Brittany Baker, 30, both of Huntingdon, were both charged with drug possession and drug paraphernalia violations following a June 5 search of a Huntingdon residence.
According to the report by Officer Michael Verner, he went a residence on Hunter Ridge Cove to speak with Burks regarding retrieving a key to her former place of employment. While speaking to Burks, Verner detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the home, and after getting Burks’ permission to search the residence, he found four bags of marijuana packaged for resale, a white powder believed to be heroin, two bottles of pills, nine smoking pipes, and four marijuana grinders. Baker was also at the residence at the time of the search.
Drug Possession — Felipe D. Ramirez, 43, (address not provided) was charged with possession of marijuana and driving on a revoked license and Joseph M. Styers, 41, (address not provided) was charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia during a June 4 traffic stop in Huntingdon.
According to the report by Officer Brad Allen, he pulled over a vehicle driven by Ramirez with Styers as a passenger due to expired registration. Ramirez told Allen that he had never had a driver’s license, but a computer check showed that his license was revoked. After getting Ramirez’s permission to search the vehicle, Allen found two marijuana cigarettes and a glass pipe containing a substance believed to be meth.
Shoplifting — William Ralph Eason, 63, of Cedar Grove was charged with theft of merchandise under $1,000 on May 19 by Officer Labe Ezell at Walmart in Huntingdon.
Officer Ezell reported that he responded to a call about a shoplifter at Walmart, and upon arrival, he found Eason attempting to leave the store without paying for numerous items that were concealed on his person and under the seat of the electric handicap buggy he was riding. Ezell also noted Eason failed to scan numerous items in the self-checkout area. Eason owes Walmart $207.64 in restitution.
Break-In — Officers are investigating a recent break-in in the Huntingdon downtown area.
According to the report, someone forced entry through the rear door of the Strop CPA office on Paris Street and took multiple items some time between the evening of May 22 and the morning of May 24. Signs of an attempted break-in were also found at Cornerstone Eatery, which is in the same building, but nothing was found to be missing from the restaurant.