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Two Arrested in Dresden Drug Bust

DRESDEN (October 6) — A drug bust at a local residence resulted in the arrest of two individuals on assorted drug-related charges this week.

According to Dresden Police Chief Chris Crocker, at approximately 8:30 a.m., on Tuesday, October 6, Dresden Police executed a search warrant at 349 Evergreen Street, Apt. A, in Dresden.

“During the course of the search, we located approximately 1.88 ounces (53 grams) of methamphetamine stored in 13 individual bags,” Chief Crocker said. “We also located 11 individual bags of marijuana.”

Those arrested were Larry Ogle, 49, and Mary Dickens, who face charges of: Possession of Schedule II with intent to resell, Possession of Schedule VI with intent to resell, Possession of Schedule IV pills, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

According to Chief Crocker, the residence is located directly across the street from Noah’s Ark Day Care, which is classified as a drug-free school zone, and adds another charge against the two defendants.

Ogle and Dickens were arrested at the scene and transported to the Weakley County Detention Center for processing.

In addition to Chief Crocker, other law enforcement officers involved in the drug bust include: Dresden Police Department Investigator Ethan Lee and Officer Thomas Travis; and Weakley County Sheriff’s deputies Shannon Neal and Josh Lassiter.

The drug bust was the result of an ongoing police investigation into illegal drug-related activities in the City of Dresden.

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