Marion hot dog vendor, two others arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking

Marion police have arrested three people, including the owner of a local hot dog stand, on suspicion of drug trafficking.

Local law enforcement served search warrants at two Marion residences Thursday, where officers say they found suspected drugs with an estimated street value of $18,500, according to a press release issued by the MARMET Drug Task Force.

Officers arrested Illya M. Green, 43, Salena N. Glenn, 43, and Kevin S. Swift, 34, all of Marion, on suspicion of trafficking in heroin and cocaine.

Green owns Royal Dogs, a hot dog stand at the Marion Centre mall.

Formal criminal charges are pending, the release says.

In all, officers seized 150 grams of suspected crack cocaine, 20 grams of suspected heroin, a few dozen Oxycodone pills, 60 grams of marijuana and $2,000 in cash, the press release alleges.

Officers with warrants searched a house in the 200 block of West Columbia Street around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, as well as an apartment in the 800 block of Kibby Drive around 12:15 p.m. Thursday, according to the release.

Officers sought the warrants during an investigation into the Royal Dogs' owner, the release says.

Originally published in the Marion Star on March 22, 2019.

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