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Two Harbors man arrested on meth charges

A Two Harbors man was arrested in December on several drug charges after the Two Harbors Police Department raided his home.

Ryan Dale Wick, 40, is charged with two felonies: first-degree possession and fourth-degree sale of methamphetamine.

According to the criminal complaint, just after 4 p.m. Dec. 18, THPD officers executed a warrant to search Wick's Two Harbors residence and vehicle for evidence of the sale and possession of controlled substances.

After entering Wick's residence — a basement bedroom in his parents' home on 12th Avenue in Two Harbors — officers found drug paraphernalia on a wooden cabinet that had a white residue on it. Inside the cabinet, officers found a substantial amount of clear crystalline substance in a cup and a clear bindle bag in the cabinet. The substance tested positive for meth. There were also empty bindle bags and a digital scale — both commonly used in the sale of controlled substances.

Officers searched the bedroom and located approximately 96.1 grams of meth, several hypodermic needles, glass smoking devices, scales and $3,246 in cash.

During his arrest, Wick reportedly told officers he has used meth for approximately 18 years and consumes approximately 1 gram per day. Wick also admitted to selling meth to close friends. He will purchase an ounce at a time — a little more than 28 grams. The most he sells at one time is about an "8-ball," a common term for about 3.5 grams.

Wick posted a $75,000 bond Jan. 11 and is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 5 in Two Harbors.

Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb started as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle in August 2015. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and previously worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. He is the beat writer for the Lake County Board of Commissioners, Silver Bay City Council and high school sports in Lake County. 

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