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Three People Arrested by Centralia Police On Felony Drug Charges

February 20, 2017

Three people were arrested in Centralia on felony drug charges on Saturday. All three arrests followed separate traffic stops.

Centralia Police arrested 55-year-old Harold Rudder of North Pine in Centralia following a brief chase. He allegedly increased speed as police tried to stop him at McKee and Howard. He eventually stopped at Lincoln and Rexford. Police say Rudder threw something out the passenger window after he stopped. A $20 bill wrapped around a rock of what field tested as cocaine was allegedly recovered. Rudder was taken to the Marion County Jail for possession of a controlled substance, driving on a suspended or revoked license, no insurance, having only one taillight and disobeying several yield and stop signs.

State Police arrested 34-year-old Tabatha Oakley of North Hickory in Centralia for possession of a hypodermic needle and possession of under five grams of methamphetamine. Oakley was pulled over as part of a roadside safety check. Police asked to search her car after a canine alerted on the car. A black pouch with two hypodermic syringes and a blue container with residue that field tested as methamphetamine was allegedly found.

Centralia Police arrested 45-year-old Darin King of North Lincoln in Centralia for alleged possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. King was stopped after allegedly traveling the wrong way on East McCord Street near Poplar. After a positive alert from a canine unit, police searched the car and found a set of scales that allegedly tested positive for methamphetamine along with a drug pipe.

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