Litchfield Experiences Surge in Illegal Narcotics
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:25:36 CDT
The city of Litchfield has experienced a surge in illegal narcotic activity, according to a release from the city's Police Department.
A total of 48 arrests have been executed this year for possession of illegal narcotics. Thirty-two of those arrests, the release states, have been related to the possession or delivery of methamphetamine. On July 31, two Litchfield residents were arrested for methamphetamine possession.
Nathan Thrasher, 34, and Amanda Majors, 33, were both charged with the Class X Felony of Possession with Intent to Deliver 15-100 grams. Additionally, Thrasher was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The former is a Class 4 felony and the latter a Class A misdemeanor.
An investigation led police to the recovery of approximately 90 grams of suspected methamphetamine, as well as additional evidence indicating delivery.
The release states that the increase in drug possession and activity directly relates to an increase in property crimes and crimes against individuals. Anyone with information regarding these types of offenses or any other criminal activity is encouraged to contact their local police department, sheriff's office or Crimestoppers.
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