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Princeton man arrested in Tri-DENT meth bust

PRINCETON — A 44-year-old Princeton man has been arrested on a charge of delivering methamphetamine.

On Thursday, Aug. 8, at approximately noon, the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team (Tri-DENT), assisted by the Princeton Police Department, arrested Aaron J. Howe, 44, of Princeton on a Bureau County arrest warrant for two counts of unlawful delivery of methamphetamine (Class 2 felony).

The arrest warrant was obtained, with the assistance of the Bureau County State's Attorney's Office, following an investigation conducted by Tri-DENT into methamphetamine sales in the Princeton area.

During the investigation, Tri-DENT conducted controlled purchases of approximately 3 grams of methamphetamine from Howe.

During the arrest of Howe, an additional 3 grams of purported methamphetamine was located on his person. Howe was transported to the Bureau County Sheriff’s Office for further investigation.

A search warrant was then executed at approximately 5:26 p.m. on Howe's residence, in the 1000 block of South Euclid Avenue, by the Princeton Police Department and Tri-DENT. During the search, agents located some additional narcotic paraphernalia.

Following the investigation, Howe was additionally charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine (less than 5 grams), a Class 3 felony, for the items found on his person during the arrest.

Howe is being held at the Bureau County Jail on the warrant and additional charge.

A news release from Tri-DENT notes that all subjects are innocent until proved guilty by a court of law.

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