A 23-year-old Centralia man has been charged with two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.
Marion County Sheriff's Investigators say Mantez Duncan of East McCormick Street completed three sales of heroin to a confidential source in December. He has been charged with two of them. Duncan was arrested over the weekend by Centralia Police on a warrant charging the two sales. Bond was set at $300,000.
Duncan was given time to hire his own attorney during his first appearance in Marion County Court Monday morning. His first appearance with counsel has been set for July 6th.
A sheriff's investigator says the confidential source was provided money by the sheriff's department to complete the controlled buys. An arrest warrant was not sought until last week until the State Police lab confirmed the drugs purchased tested positive for heroin.
No other arrests are expected in the case.