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Ceylon man faces drug charge

FAIRMONT — A Ceylon man is facing a felony charge in Martin County.

Scott Dean Heeren, 55, has been charged with drug possession in the fifth degree, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

According to the complaint:

On Oct. 17, Martin County Sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at the home of Heeren in the 100 block of North Center Street in Ceylon. Upon arriving at the scene, one deputy observed Heeren outside working on his vehicle. Heeren was detained, and he advised the deputy there were two other individuals in the residence.

The deputy advised Heeren of his rights and Heeren said he understood. He told the deputy he had been using meth again for about six months. Heeren also said that the deputies would only find drug paraphernalia inside.

In a bedroom on a nightstand, deputies discovered a small Ziplock baggie that tested positive for meth. In the same room, deputies discovered a card with Heeren’s name on it. They also discovered a piece of a white pen that later tested positive for meth.

Deputies also discovered a small red bag with a zipper that contained five small Ziplock bags and a glass pipe.

On the south wall, a dictionary was discovered on a shelf. Deputies discovered a small box containing a Ziplock baggie, a scale, a glass pipe, a broken pipe and a Straight Talk wireless USB, all of which tested positive for meth.

Deputies searched the rest of the house and discovered other items, also testing positive for meth.

The deputy showed Heeren the dictionary and Heeren said, “You found my dictionary.”

Heeren was transported to the Martin County Jail.

A check on Heeren’s criminal record shows a conviction for fifth degree controlled substance crime in 2013.

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