Manchester Police Seize $40,000 of Meth in Major Drug Bust

MethamphetamineManchester Police made their biggest meth bust to date Tuesday morning. Police Chief Bruce Trapp says they seized nearly one pound of crystal methamphetamine valued at an estimated forty-thousand dollars. The meth bust happened at the EZ Pickens Truck Stop area on the west end of Manchester around 3 am. Police had received a report of a suspicious vehicle and when they arrived at the scene, they discovered the driver, 56-year old George Mitchell Junior of Waterloo, was barred from driving. Mitchell was arrested. Before the vehicle was towed, police did an inventory search and discovered what appeared to be drug paraphernalia items. They stopped the search and obtained a search warrant for the vehicle – and that’s when police discovered nearly one pound of crystal methamphetamine. Mitchell and his passenger, 24-year old Hanna Moline of Waterloo, have been charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver, Drug Stamp Violation and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mitchell also faces several other charges. Both have been taken to the Delaware County Jail, with Mitchell’s bond set at 50-thousand dollars. Manchester Police are continuing their investigation into where the drugs came from and where they were headed.

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