March 19, 2015

Search warrant in Marathon

A search warrant was served this morning at a Marathon residence.  Detectives from the Special Investigations Unit, agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration and Marathon road patrol deputies served the warrant at 5:30 a.m. at 284 Orange Avenue on Grassy Key.  Inside the residence Detectives found 35 year old Charles E. Harrison.

The search turned up Morphine pills, Oxycodone pills and evidence he was selling the substances. They also found several boxes containing chemicals consistent with the growing of Marijuana, as well as several boxes containing the equipment necessary for a Marijuana grow operation including several water pumps, fans, bulbs, timers, and planting materials. Detectives also located Marijuana, a pill press valued at over sixteen hundred dollars, other drug paraphernalia and sixteen hundred dollars in suspected proceeds from drug sales. 

Harrison was charged with possession of Marijuana, Marijuana production, possession of controlled substances with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Harrison was booked into the Marathon jail.

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