Hearing set in July narcotics investigation

By The Mercury

A man who was arrested on narcotics charges in July after police made a series of drug arrests was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

Marvin Berroth, 47, was arrested July 26 on a warrant for distribution of methamphetamine and charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of psilocybin mushrooms, possession of felony drug paraphernalia, possession of misdemeanor drug paraphernalia and criminal possession of a firearm.

Berroth was arrested along with 16 other people after the Riley County Police Department investigated suspects in a series of 13 illegal narcotics search warrants. Berroth had the highest bond of those arrested at $35,000. The bond was subsequently reduced, and he is being held in the Riley County Jail on a bond of $25,000.

Berroth was scheduled to appear in court via webcam after switching courtrooms because of air conditioning problems, but because of technical issues, Judge William Malcolm excused him from appearing.

Berroth’s preliminary hearing was set for 10 a.m. Sept. 19.

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