Decatur police respond to burglary call, end up making meth arrests

Police arrested the man who lived in the home that was allegedly broken into, as well as another person found in the home.

Posted: May 29, 2018 10:26 AM

Police anwered a burglary call in Decatur Sunday and ended up arresting the person who lived there and the suspected intruder on drug charges.

Police responded to a call about a burglary in progress on Plaza Street SE and said the found Deborah Carleen Cantrell, 52, in the home. She was detained while officers cleared the rest of the home.

While searching, police said they found a man who lives there, Jason Paul Dunaway, 36, unresponsive in a back bedroom. 

Police called paramedics to check on Dunaway and while they were waiting, they said they saw five bags of crystal methamphetamine and three glass smoking pipes. 

Dunaway was cleared by paramedics and arrested for meth and drug paraphernalia possession. 

Police said they also searched Cantrell and found she had meth as well. She was charged with two counts of meth possession and one count of drug paraphernalia possession.

Dunaway's bond was set at $1,300. Cantrell's was set at $2,300.

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