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Marion County Sheriffs Dept. Continue to Fight the War on Drugs
Written by Lindsey Watson
Last updated on July 02, 2013 @ 3:47PM
Created on July 01, 2013 @ 6:56PM

A Marion County man is behind bars Monday after a traffic stop in Fairmont lead Sheriff's to a drug bust involving 10 and a half bricks of heroin.

This all happened after an SUV driven by Todd Christopher Cottrill sped past police on 79. As Cottrill passed police, they say he allegedly was swerving on and off the road. After pulling the vehicle over. Sheriff's say that Cottrill was very nervous. That's when police allegedly called in for a K-9 scan of of the SUV. After sniffing around the vehicle, the dog indicated something in the driver's side door. After a quick search underneath the passenger seat, Sheriffs found a yellow bag containing the drugs and arrested Cottrill. Marion County Sheriffs say this is a big step in their continuing efforts to crack down on the war on drugs in Marion County.

"It just takes one stamp to get hooked on heroin, and with over 500 and some stamps if that would have gotten out on the streets it could have got to our kids, or gotten other people hooked. We just don't want to see that. That's why we want the public to know , we have people out there every night to get this off the streets." said, Chief Deputy Ralph L. Wright, with the Marion County Sheriffs Department.

Marion County Sheriffs say that they will continue to stay one step ahead in order to fight this battle, and keep drugs off of our streets.

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Jul 02, 2013 at 1:33 AM
This seems like a big bust, and I'm glad it happened. Is there any way the plural usage of the word sheriff could not repeatedly be made possessive with an apostrophe?
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