Mitchell man arrested after police find cash, meth, cocaine, marijuana

MITCHELL – A Mitchell man was arrested Monday on charges of dealing drugs after Mitchell Police officers went to a home in the  40 block of Russell Drive to serve an arrest warrant.

Matthew Russell

Police say 28-year-old Matthew Russell was known to stay at the home and there was an active warrant for his arrest in Orange County.

When police arrived they found Russel exiting a garage. Russell was detained on the Orange County warrant.

In Russell’s pocket officers found a syringe filled with a red liquid and $375 in cash.

Police received permission to search the home and garage.

In the garage, police found 0.40 grams of crystal meth, 1.25 grams of cocaine, digital scales, marijuana, and 16 different pills.

Russell was arrested on additional charges of possession of meth and cocaine, unlawful possession of a syringe, three counts of possession of a legend drug, dealing in marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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