Deputy finds methamphetamine resulting in arrest

On Saturday, March 7, deputies were assisting the Marlin Police Department with a directive to apprehend a juvenile subject.

While at the residence in the 200 block of Donahue in Marlin, the deputy saw evidence of illegal substance possession and use. Consent to search the residence was later gained and the resulting search revealed just over eight grams of methamphetamine, scales, a small scalpel, and small baggies used to package the meth for resale.

Arrested was 37-year-old Cornelius Armstead of Marlin.

Armstead was booked into the Falls County Jail on charges of manufacture and delivery of methamphetamine in an amount more than four grams but less than 200 grams. He was also found in possession of a small amount of marijuana.

Sheriff Ricky Scaman stated that he was very proud of how attentive his deputies were in finding the clues necessary to seek consent to search the residence. This was a good example of how there is no substitute for good law enforcement from experienced deputies.

The Marlin Democrat

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