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Drug bust results in three arrests for meth, cocaine

By The Mercury

An ongoing investigation into methamphetamine, cocaine and controlled substance distribution in the Riley County area netted three arrests following drug busts on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Riley County Police Department reported Thursday morning that officers arrested Eric Lipp, 43, and Catherine Hopkins, 45, both of 2108 Mike Place, and Anita Albano, 47, 208 Riley Ave. in Ogden, after officers executed search warrants at those residences.

As a result of the busts, police seized 53.7 grams of methamphetamine, 4.8 grams of cocaine, 37 methamphetamine hydrochloride pills, $1,716.23 in U.S. currency and a handgun.

The drugs have an estimated street value of $6,740.

Lipp was arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, felon in possession of a firearm, criminal use of a weapon, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and interference with law enforcement.

Lipp is confined in the Riley County Jail in lieu of a $70,000 bond.

Hopkins was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She’s confined in lieu of a $5,000 bond.

Albano was arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, unlawful use of a telecommunications device and possession of a controlled substance. She’s confined in lieu of a $10,000 bond.









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