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Okanogan Man Arrested for Meth Possession

Mar 07, 2018

An Okanogan man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he dropped a baggie of Methamphetamine while standing in line in front of a Sheriff’s Sergeant.

Sixty-three year-old Richard J. Marsden was arrested and booked into the Okanogan County Jail for Possession of Methamphetamine. 

Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said Sergeant Gene Davis went to Arby’s in Omak to get some lunch at around 2:30pm on Tuesday. Rogers said while Davis was waiting for his order he observed two males enter Arby’s and walk up to the counter in front of him to order.

He said, as the two were in line Davis noticed that as Marsden was moving around a small clear baggie with a crystalized white powder began to slide out of the back of his baseball cap. Sergeant Davis said as more of the baggie appeared he could tell it was crystal methamphetamine.

Rogers said, as the baggie began to fall out of the baseball cap Sergeant Davis took control of the baggie and Marsden. The Sheriff said, Marsden stated he forgot the methamphetamine was in his baseball cap because he would have used it. 

Davis took Marsden to his patrol car, went back in and got his lunch to go and then transported Marsden to the Okanogan County Jail. Rogers said a field test was done on the substance and it tested positive for methamphetamine.Richard J. Marsden.jpg

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