After an extensive and lengthy investigation, two Page residents have been arrested by the Page Police Department in connection with the distribution of illicit and dangerous drugs.
According to the Page Police Department’s News Release, in the late hours of May 12, 2018, the Page Police Department executed search warrants on two locations within Page. One location was a residence on Spruce Ave., and the other was a business on Elm St.
Officers seized large quantities of methamphetamines, drug paraphernalia, business documents, hard drives, and other evidence from both locations pertaining to the sale of dangerous drugs.
After speaking with Detective TerEick, there are further charges pending from the Page Police Department, and other charges may be pending from other agencies.
The suspects have been identified as the owners of both the business and residence, Michael Margerison and Taylor Mundine, both of Page. Both suspects were arrested for possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to Arizona State Statute, the possession of dangerous drugs for sale is classified as a class 2 felony and can carry a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison if found guilty.
These are accusations only and not any indication of guilt. All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
This is a follow up and now official report from the Page Police Department, from a story we covered around the 14th of May. The pictures were taken on location on May 14th of MT Smoke Supplies, after the raid had taken place.
Along with this information comes some educational material from the DEA.
"The Drugs of Abuse guide is released on a periodic basis and designed to be a reliable resource on the most commonly abused and misused drugs in the United States. The guide provides important science-based information about the harms and consequences of drug use, describing a drug’s effects on the body and mind, overdose potential, origin, legal status, and other key factors.
The 2017 edition updates the 2015 Drugs of Abuse publication with the most current information on new and emerging trends in drug misuse and abuse, including fentanyl, other opioids, and synthetic drugs.
Because education plays a critical role in preventing substance abuse, this comprehensive guide is intended as a tool not just for medical practitioners and law enforcement officials, but also for educators, families, and communities. Drugs of Abuse also offers a list of additional drug education and prevention resources, including the DEA websites:
www.DEA.gov, www.getsmartaboutdrugs.com for parents,
www.justthinktwice.com for teens, and
www.operationprevention.com for teachers."
Click HERE for a link to the PDF Version of the released information from the DEA.