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Man arrested for possession of 118 grams of meth

There was a child in the home at the time of his arrest.

Zachary Swanson
Swanson

CURRIE — A Currie resident is in police custody following a search of his home, in which officers allegedly recovered more than 118 grams of methamphetamine.

Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force agents executed the Jan. 12 search of the home of Zachary Swanson, 30, because Swanson reportedly had admitted to having used meth in violation of the release conditions on a drug case from last year.

Officers allegedly found a meth bong containing about four fluid ounces (118.29 grams) of liquid meth, four glass meth pipes, a plastic baggie of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia. At the time of Swanson's arrest, there was a 4-year-old child in the home with him.

Swanson was charged with first-degree drug possession and storing meth paraphernalia in the presence of a child, both felonies; misdemeanor contempt of court; and possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, both petty misdemeanors.

The felony possession charge carries a maximum possible sentence of 30 years in prison and/or a $1 million fine. If convicted, Swanson will be sentenced based on criminal history.

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He was being held in Lyon County Jail on bail set at $50,000 with conditions or $75,000 without. His initial court appearance was Thursday.

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