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Decatur man who made $300 a week selling meth gets arrested, police report

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DECATUR — A 62-year-old Decatur man who told police he earned $300 a week selling methamphetamine was arrested after officers said they caught him in possession of more than an ounce of the drug, a sworn affidavit said.

The Decatur police affidavit said the man was a backseat passenger in a car pulled over the evening of Nov. 16 for driving with only one headlight working.

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Officer Brent Morey, who signed the affidavit, said the drugs were found in two plastic bags near where the man was sitting. He said police also seized eight $20 bills; numerous plastic baggies typical of the packaging used in drug sales; and an electronic scale with meth residue still on it.

“In a Mirandized interview (the man) admitted to selling methamphetamine (ice),” added Morey. “He told detectives he made approximately $300 per week selling methamphetamine and the most he sold at one time was a quarter-ounce (7.5 grams).”

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The man was booked on a preliminary charge of dealing methamphetamine, and a check of Macon County Jail records Saturday showed he remained in custody. Bail is set at $200,000, meaning he must post a bond of $20,000 to be freed.

All preliminary charges are subject to review by the state's attorney’s office.

Contact Tony Reid at (217) 421-7977. Follow him on Twitter: @TonyJReid


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