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McNabb residents charged with felonies

Published: Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 2:28 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 2:30 p.m. CDT

GRANVILLE — On Feb. 1, the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team (Tri-DENT), with the assistance of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, conducted the arrest of Melissa A. Power, 31, of 419 Seventh St., McNabb.

The arrest of Power was the result of a lengthy investigation of Power’s narcotic activity. During the investigation, Power sold, purported hydrocodone to an undercover Tri-DENT agent in Granville. Power was then immediately taken into custody by Tri-DENT agents and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.

Continuing the investigation of Power, on Feb. 2, Tri-DENT, with the assistance of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, conducted the arrest of Carol A. Kershner, 51 of the same McNabb address.

The arrest of Kershner was a result of a lengthy investigation into Kershner’s narcotic activity. During the investigation on Jan. 11, Kershner sold purported hydrocodone to a Tri-DENT confidential source while in the presence of an undercover Tri-DENT agent in Granville.

With the assistance of the Putnam County State’s Attorney Office, Power and Kershner were each charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance (hydrocodone), a Class 2 felony and unlawful possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone), a Class 4 felony.

Power and Kershner are currently being held at the Putnam County Jail on $50,000 bond.

Putnam County Sheriff Kevin Doyle said, “The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is very pleased with the current arrest of these two individuals and the great job Tri-DENT has done.”

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