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Four people have been arrested as Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies and Salem Police investigated a methamphetamine operation over the weekend. 30-year-old Brian Cushman Junior of Route 37 South in Kell is being held for possession of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of public housing, a church and park as well as unlawful disposal of meth waste. 24-year-old Evan Linder of South Franklin in Salem is being held for alleged production of methamphetamine and unlawful disposal of meth manufacturing waste.

A third person arrested in a traffic stop during the investigation, 43-year-old Denise Dulaney of South Boles in Alma, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine. The drug was allegedly found in her purse. A person with Cushman at the time of his arrest early Sunday morning, 18-year-old Britney Altom of North Dawley in Salem, is being held for a probation violation.

Sheriff’s Deputies say methamphetamine was allegedly recovered in a vacant home in the 1100 block of North Trenary in Salem where Cushman was originally questioned after police received a tip. A further investigation allegedly found where the meth was being manufactured in rural Iuka without the knowledge of the property owner. Meth manufacturing waste was allegedly traced to several areas in rural Iuka and Salem. Some had reportedly been burned, while others had been tossed over bridges. Linder turned himself in after learning sheriff’s deputies were looking for him.

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