Deputies arrest Marion County man after finding multiple drugs in his possession

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The Marion County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man on drug charges on Thursday, after finding meth, heroin and pills in his possession.

According to the Marion County Sherriff’s Department, deputies responded to a house on Berkley Street to check on a resident.

Deputies said that the resident’s mother answered the door, and let them inside. Upon asking if anyone else was in the home, the resident’s mother said her daughter and her boyfriend were sleeping in her bedroom, police said. 

Police then said that the female resident and her boyfriend, James Monteon, 23, of Marion County, came into the room to meet the deputy.

According to a criminal complaint, the deputy in the home was familiar with Monteon, and noticed him carrying a black backpack. Deputies then said that they asked to see the backpack, and Monteon complied. Police also said that Monteon informed them that they would find methamphetamine in the backpack.

According to a criminal complaint, after conducting a search of the backpack, deputies found hypodermic needles, a bag containing approximately 7.52 grams of what appeared to be methamphetamine, a second bag of approximately 6.54 grams of what appeared to be methamphetamine, a small bag of 3 half pills that Monteon said was subutex and a small rubber container containing a brown substance that Monteon said was heroine.

Deputies said the pills were packaged separately, which is a method consistently with delivery. Police also said that Monteon informed them that all of the contents of the backpack were his, and no one else in the residence was aware of the items in the backpack.

According to a criminal complaint, Monteon was arrested and charged with possession with intent to deliver meth, heroin and subutex.

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