MARMET arrests two seizes over $12,000 in heroin

On Thursday, April 9, 2015, in an operation they called “We Work at Night,” members of the MARMET / METRICH Drug Task Force, Marion Police Department, and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant in the 200 block of Libby Lane.

At that location, detectives said they recovered $880 in cash along with 10 grams of heroin, 1 gram of cocaine, and 56 Tramadol pills.

During the investigation, officers said they also recovered a safe at another location in Marion and inside this safe was 51.1 grams of heroin bringing the total weight of heroin to 61.1 grams. The heroin has a street value of $12,200.

Two occupants of 231 Libby Lane were arrested and taken to the Multi-County Correctional Center. Natjuan Brownridge, 38, of Chicago, was charged initially with Possession of Heroin. Samuel Glover, 33, was arrested for Criminal Trespass. Officials listed Glover as homeless.

The case will be forwarded to the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office for the filing of formal charges.

“MARMET officers are doing an outstanding job of investigating drug locations,” stated Lt. Chris Adkins of MARMET. “They will keep giving their all to slow the drug trade and rid neighborhoods of problem neighbors.”

“MARMET is asking the public to help fight the war on drugs and call the TIPs Line with any new information,” Lt. Adkins said.

Originally published on the Marion Online News on April 10, 2015

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