COLUMBIA — Two suspects were arrested on drug charges Friday at their home in northeast Columbia.
Ryan C. Leer and Michael P. Leer, brothers, were arrested on suspicion of:
- drug distribution, delivery, manufacture and production of a controlled substance
- drug use and possession of drug paraphernalia
The arrests took place after narcotics officers used a search warrant to enter the suspects' home, according to a Columbia Police Department news release.
While searching the home, officers found marijuana, hashish, psilocybin mushrooms and clonazepam, a prescription drug used to treat epilepsy.
The search was part of an on-going criminal investigation, Public Information Officer Latisha Stroer said.
Ryan Leer is serving probation for pleading guilty to a 2010 incident of driving while intoxicated. He was also charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia for which he was fined $400.
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