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March 6, 2014

McGrath Manor raid leads to man’s arrest

NEW CASTLE — One person was charged following a drug raid at New Castle’s McGrath Manor.

Daymond Waller, 20, of 814 W. Washington St. was charged after the raid by New Castle police and the Lawrence County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force Wednesday morning. Authorities said they seized crack cocaine and marijuana.

Officers executed a search warrant at Apartment 613, where they found Waller and another man, who was not charged.

During a search of the apartment, officers discovered 0.2 grams of suspected crack cocaine and 3.2 grams of suspected marijuana, according to police.

Also seized were plastic bags and $235.

Police said Waller was read his Miranda rights and agreed to be interviewed. He wrote a statement acknowledging he owns the suspected drugs found in the apartment, officers said.

Waller is charged with one count of possession with intent to deliver, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was arraigned and lodged in the Lawrence County jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Thursday.

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