CLEARWATER TRIBUNE HOME

AUGUST 12, 2010

Two arrested on drug-related charges

   A search warrant executed Tuesday evening at a residence at 14268 Highway 12, Orofino resulted in the arrest of 49-year-old Darcy Praest and 29-year-old Matthew Roberts, both for drug-related charges, according to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office.

   Praest and Roberts have been persons of interest believed to have been selling marijuana and diverted pharmaceuticals out of their Highway 12 residence for the past several months, according to CCSO. A search of the residence turned up methamphetamine, marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia.

   Both suspects were taken into custody without incident and face five felony charges, including delivery of a controlled substance, conspiracy to commit delivery of a controlled substance, and attempt to deliver a controlled substance, as well as a felony charge for possession of methamphetamine, according to CCSO.

   If found guilty, they could face up to five years in prison and a $15,000 fine for each delivery charge and up to seven years and an additional $15,000 for the possession of methamphetamine, according to CCSO.