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Search warrant yields large amount of cocaine

Friday, August 5, 2011 | 6:54 p.m. CDT; updated 12:24 a.m. CDT, Sunday, August 7, 2011

COLUMBIA — Columbia police officers recovered 98 grams of powder cocaine and 110 grams of crack cocaine Thursday from 206 Lincoln Drive.

Officers were responding to an earlier report and trying to contact the parent of a juvenile, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department. While talking to a resident, officers smelled the odor of marijuana and obtained permission to search the residence for drugs.

While searching the kitchen, officers located the powder cocaine, according to the release. Another resident was in the kitchen.

The police department's Vice, Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit was notified and obtained a search warrant. Officers found 110 grams of crack cocaine, digital scales and items used for preparing crack cocaine to sell, according to the release.

Arvelia Hill, 38, and Jesse Hardiman, 41, were arrested on suspicion of distribution, delivery and manufacture of a controlled substance, second degree trafficking and possession of drug paraphernalia.


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