Early-morning Meth Bust

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Two Malvern Residents Face Drug-Related Charges

Two Malvern residents are facing drug-related charges following their arrests during the early-morning hours of Wednesday, Jan. 6.

As the result of information obtained during an on-going investigation, Mills County Sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant at 609 Third Ave. in Malvern shortly after 3 a.m. During the search of the residence, deputies seized a substance believed to be methamphetamine with a total weight of over 5 grams, marijuana and two precursors believed to be pseudoephedrine and lithium. Both are commonly used in the production of methamphetamine.

Cylena Knipe, 38, of Malvern; and Paul L. Foster, 36, of Malvern face the following charges: possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, manufacturing with methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, two counts of possession of a precursor, and three counts of child endangerment.

Bond was set at $25,000 for Knipe and Foster. In addition to the drug-related charges, Foster had active warrants out for his arrest for parole revocation and failure to appear in court. His additional bond for failure to appear was set at $5,000 and the parole revocation is a no-bond warrant.

Knipe and Foster both made preliminary appearances in Mills County Magistrate Court on Jan. 6.