A Marion man was arrested Monday after officers say 60 grams of suspected heroin was found in the east side of the city.

Members of the MARMET Drug Task Force also seized $600 in cash and a loaded 9mm handgun after obtaining a search warrant for a house in the 100 block of Sargent Street, according to a Monday press release from the Marion Police Department.

The release says the bust was the result of a two-month long investigation by the drug task force. It ended with the arrest of Ryan Stevens, 37, on suspicion of having weapons under disability and possessing heroin, both felony offenses.

Stevens is currently being held at the Multi-County Correctional Center, according to online court records and formal charges have been sent to the Marion County Prosecutor’s office, according to the release.

The Marion Police Department, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Marion County Children Services were also called to the scene, according to the release.
It follows a drug bust that occurred in the northwest side of the city earlier this month.

Officers say that 47 grams of suspected methamphetamine and a firearm was seized after a search warrant was obtained for a house in the 500 block of Universal Avenue on Feb. 13.

Lynnette Snider, 42, was arrested following a month-long investigation into the suspected sell of the stimulant, according to the Monday afternoon press release.

Snider was transported to the Multi-County Correctional Center on suspicion of having weapons under disability and possessing methamphetamine, both felony offenses, according to the release.

Originally published in the Marion Star on February 25, 2109.