Drug Bust Nets Two Arrests

| November 9, 2013
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Marshall police uncovered an unspecified amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia from a home in the 500 block of West Marion Street on Friday evening.  Mathew Shanahan, 27, and Lucas Howland, 23, were arrested on several drug-related charges, according to Marshall Police Sergeant Roger Gibson.

Shanahan is being held on three felony counts of distribution of a controlled substance near a school, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Howland was taken into custody on misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

Formal charges are pending.

Press Release from the Marshall Police Department

On Friday, 11-08-13 at about 1916 hours, Officers of the Marshall Police Department served a search warrant at a residence located at 582 W. Marion St.  Located inside were the residents: Mathew R. Shanahan, 27 years old and Lucas J. D. Howland, 23 years old.  A search of the residence revealed a quantity of marijuana, paraphernalia related to marijuana use and paraphernalia related to marijuana sales.  Both subjects were arrested and are being held at the Marshall Police Department pending review of the case by the Saline County Prosecutor.

Shanahan is being held on the charges of 3 counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance Near Schools (Class A Felony), Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute (Class B Felony) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Class A Misdemeanor).

Howland is being held on the charges of Possession of Under 35 Grams of Marijuana (Class A Misdemeanor) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Class A Misdemeanor).

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