MCSO nabs one on marijuana charge

ABERDEEN – An Oregon man was arrested for drug possession following a search at a New Year’s Eve roadblock. The Monroe County Sheriff Office arrested Mark Justin Hill, 28, of Phoenix, Ore., Dec. 31 at a checkpoint on Hwy 45 near Hamilton. Hill was charged with possession of marijuana with intent bond was set at $15,000MC-0109-ArrestHill-1K. Hill is currently being held at Monroe County Detention Center.

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  • Artemus Gordon

    What a villain. I am so proud of the MCSO. Other law enforcement agencies waste time pursuing petty criminals like rapist, thieves, and murderers, that’s too dangerous. Especially when you can just stand in the middle of the street with a flashlight and have a menace like this fall into your lap. I can sleep better at night knowing the MCSO works so diligently to get the demon weed off our streets and out of our schools.