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Drugs, paraphernalia recovered in converted bus

Narcotics and drug paraphernalia were discovered in a converted school bus Tuesday, resulting in the arrest of a one man and the citing of three others. 

On Aug. 14 around 1 pm, officers responded to the 700 block of Continental Circle after a blue school bus had failed to move for over 72 hours, despite being notified previously to do so.

The owner of the vehicle, 52-year-old Richard Drinnin, came out of the vehicle when we arrived, as did three other individuals who did not live in the bus.   

Drinnin, as well as two others, appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine. 

During a search of the bus, approximately 50 used hypodermic needles (many of which were not capped) were found, along with methamphetamine pipes, loaded needles with suspected methamphetamine, several grams of methamphetamine, an electronic scale and numerous empty baggies. A pellet gun was also found near the narcotics. 

Drinnin was subsequently arrested for possession of a controlled substance for sale, furnishing a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and for being under the influence of a controlled substance. The others who were inside the bus at the time of our arrival were issued citations and notices to appear at court for being under the influence of a controlled substance and for possession of paraphernalia. 

Drinnin’s converted bus was also subsequently impounded.