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A Madison County man has been charged in connection with a rape which reportedly occurred March 7.

Mathew W. Page, 27, is charged with first-degree rape or attempted rape and first-degree sodomy or attempted sodomy. Both charges are unclassified felonies. Page has also been charged with distribution, delivery, manufacture, or production of a controlled substance, which is a class B felony and three counts of the class C felony possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana.Mathew W. Page

Page is currently out on bond. His next court date is set for May 28.

Madison County deputies arrived March 8 at a house listed in the rape complaint. According to the report, Page opened the door for the officers. He then ran into the rear of the home and returned a short time later to begin speaking to the officers.

Deputies reportedly noticed a strong odor of marijuana. Page continued to talk to the officers as they moved into the kitchen. Once there, a deputy noticed items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Page was reportedly asked about the items and admitted to smoking marijuana just before officers arrived.

The reports indicate officers made a request for permission to search the home. Their request was reportedly denied and Page immediately became agitated, screaming and grunting loudly. He was taken into the custody.

After obtaining a search warrant, deputies completed a search of the home. During the search several items were seized by the deputies, including weapons (seven rifles and three handguns), medications (Hydrocodone tablets and Lidocaine patches), meth, meth precursor chemicals, drug paraphernalia and marijuana.

Also seized were plastic bags containing a white powdery, crystallized substance which field tested positive for meth, along with baggies and containers with a green leafy substance which field tested positive for marijuana.

According to the reports, equipment used to manufacture controlled substances – such as glass beakers, glass dishes, tubing, mason jars, and lithium batteries – contained drug residue. Items commonly associated with the distribution of controlled substances when found with related items – such as plastic baggies, scales, sales ledger, and cash – were confiscated.

Officers also confiscated a large variety of paraphernalia including smoking pipes, straws, razor blades, hemostats, mirrors, tweezers and butane torches.

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