Search Warrant Nets Five Grams Meth

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Payson police officers served an early morning search warrant Sunday that resulted in an arrest and the recovery of five grams of methamphetamine.

The department's Special Response Team went to a residence on South Colcord Road after receiving information that there was drug activity taking place.

"We served the search warrant shortly before 7 a.m.," Payson Police Lt. Don Engler said.

Jesus Manuel Lara-Cesena, 23, was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Engler said Lara-Cesena did not have enough meth to be charged with drug sales.

"He wasn't over the threshold amount ..." Engler said.

Lara-Cesena was booked into jail and remains in custody.

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