Meth arrest

Published 10:10 pm Tuesday, February 16, 2021

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Polk Sheriff’s Office arrests Green Creek man Monday

GREEN CREEK—The Polk County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division arrested a Green Creek man on Monday for drug charges, including methamphetamine. 

Mark Ellis Parker, of 348 Tanner Rd. was arrested and charged with multiple felony warrants, including possession with intent to sell/deliver methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for the sale of controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to sheriff’s office reports. 

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The search warrant was executed on Feb. 3 after a months long investigation into the sale and distribution of illegal controlled substances by Parker, the sheriff’s office said. During the search of the property, investigators discovered methamphetamine, marijuana and paraphernalia related to the sale and distribution of illegal controlled substances. 

Officers took Parker into custody on Monday and he was booked into the Polk County Detention Center under a $26,000 secured bond, according to sheriff reports. 

The sheriff’s office urges anyone who knows of someone selling illegal controlled substances, such as methamphetamine, heroin or fentanyl, to call the sheriff’s office at 828-894-3001 and ask to speak to an investigator with the special operations division. 

“As you can see, we stay a bit busy with these types of cases, but we’ll be happy to start a new investigation in your neighborhood,” Sheriff Tim Wright said.