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Four Charged With Felony Drug Offenses in Marion County Court

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

Four people face new felony drug charges in Marion County Court.

Both 39-year-old Howard Mays of South Maple in Centralia and 27-year-old Ann Mays, also known as Ann Burgess, of South Wood Street in Odin have been charged with participation in meth manufacturing and possession of 100 to 400 grams of methamphetamine. Bond for Howard Mays was set at $250,000. Bond for Ann Mays was set at $100,000. Both had the public defender appointed to represent them. The two were arrested following a traffic stop in Central City Thursday morning. Central City Police say they found a portable meth lab in the back seat of the car along with other items involved in the manufacture of the drug.

Bond has been set at $10,000 for 24-year-old Dustin Melton of East Main in Salem on a charge of unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Melton was arrested by Salem Police after he was found in possession of hydrocodone. He was initially questioned by police after his car was found parked with the lights off in the parking lot of an east side Salem business Thursday night.

A 22-year-old Mt. Vernon man has been charged with possession of less than five grams of methamphetamine. Bryan Woods of North Village Lane was arrested when meth was found in his possession when he was brought into the Marion County Jail by Salem Police on outstanding Jefferson and Clinton County warrants. Bond was set at $15,000.

The public defender was appointed to represent all four of those charged.

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