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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 10:48 a.m. CDT

Ronald Lee Griffin II, 49, 612 Grand Ave. Apt. Q4, was charged with possession of marijuana 10 a.m. Friday at the Union County Law Enforcement Center.

According to a Creston Police report, officers were dispatched to Greater Regional Medical Center in reference to a male subject causing a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers spoke with several nurses who stated Griffin was there for treatment and he became agitated when staff would not give him back his marijuana and pills he had. Griffin left prior to officers’ arrival. A nurse gave officers the marijuana and pills Griffin had in his possession. Officers then searched the area and located Griffin at the intersection of Townline Road and Birch Street. Upon speaking with Griffin, he admitted the marijuana belonged to him, and he smokes it because he has health issues. Griffin was advised marijuana was still illegal.

Griffin was released on his own recognizance.

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Billy Gene Bourey, 40, of Villisca was charged with fourth-degree theft 3:15 p.m. Saturday at Wal-Mart, 608 Laurel St.

According to a Creston Police report, Bourey attempted to take $473.89 in merchandise from Wal-Mart without paying for it. When he was approached at the door, he left the merchandise and ran from the store on foot. Bourey was later located and admitted to attempting to take the merchandise.

Bourey was released on $1,000 bond.

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Alisia Boyer, 16, of Lenox, Charlie Raye Parcher, 15, 504 N. Oak St., and Selena Rose Sampson, 16, 901 S. Cherry St., were referred to juvenile authorities 2 a.m. Sunday for minor in possession of alcohol.

Boyer, Parcher and Sampson were released to their parents.

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Richard Oliver Desvarieux, 19, 1501 W. Townline Rd., was charged with fifth-degree theft 5:04 p.m. Sunday at Wal-Mart, 608 Laurel St.

According to a Creston Police report, Desvarieux attempted to take $42.74 in merchandise from Wal-Mart without paying for it.

Desvarieux was cited and released.

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Diana Rae Griffin, 55, 612 Grand Ave. Apt. Q4, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, third degree, 6:30 a.m. Monday at her residence.

According to a Creston Police report, officers responded to a complaint of loud fighting. Officers arrived and spoke to the occupants, Diana Griffin and Ronald Griffin. During the investigation, Ronald Griffin stated his wife Diana had methamphetamine in her bedroom, and gave officers consent to search the room. He showed officers where he thought it would be located. Officers found items in the room belonging to both Diana Griffin and Ronald Griffin and it was clear they both used the room. Officers then found a green zipper-type bag under the mattress with a small bag of white crystal substance consistent with methamphetamine. Diana Griffin admitted the substance was methamphetamine, and that she purchased it from a friend of hers in Des Moines. The substance tested positive for methamphetamine. Diana Griffin has two prior methamphetamine charges within the state of Iowa, and a charge for illegal possession of prescription drugs in the state of Iowa.

Griffin was being held at Ringgold County Jail on $5,000 bond.

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Brandon Tull, 16, 501 N. Birch St., was referred to juvenile authorities 8:30 p.m. Monday for first-offense operating while intoxicated.

Tull was transported to juvenile court.

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Benjie Dowda, 603 N. Mulberry St., reported a package was taken from his residence 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The package contained two cell phone chargers and was supposed to be delivered to his address.

Loss estimate is $50.

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