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Two people face drug possession charges after warrant check, search in Spencer

Two people face drug possession charges after warrant check, search in Spencer

Two people face charges after authorities found marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia during a search of a Spencer residence Sunday night.

The search followed a warrant check by a Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputy at 119 West 2nd Street on Juan Fernando Martinez Jr., 57, just before 7 p.m.

Martinez Jr. had an active Clay County warrant for driving with a denied, suspended, cancelled or revoked license, according to court records.

He was taken into custody with help from the Spencer Police Department, a news release from the sheriff’s office states.

While the investigation was taking place, Veronica Millison, 51, was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. She was placed under arrest.

Both Martinez Jr. and Millison were then taken to the Clay County Jail.

Authorities then applied for a search warrant for the residence. A judge approved the warrant.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office searched the residence at 9:41 p.m. Authorities found marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Martinez Jr. was charged with two serious misdemeanors: possession of marijuana, second offense; possession of methamphetamine. He also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.

Martinez Jr. was held on a $1,000 cash or surety bond for those charges and an additional $500 cash-only bond for the arrest warrant.

Millison was also charged with possession of marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. She was held on a $1,000 cash or surety bond.

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