Sheriff’s office arrests Lyndon man on drug charges following search warrant

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office has reported that its narcotics investigation unit served a search warrant Dec. 29, 2020, in Lyndon, resulting in the arrest of one person.

A press release from the sheriff’s office said as a result of the search at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Cory J. Root, 28, was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and other charges.

Osage County Attorney Jack Hobbs filed a complaint Dec. 31, in Osage County District Court, charging Root with possession of less than 25 grams of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to distribute, and possession of methamphetamine. The complaint alleges the crimes occurred Dec. 22 to Dec. 29.

As of Thursday afternoon, Root remained in Osage County Jail on $7,500 cash or surety bond.

The sheriff’s office declined to reveal the location of the premises subject to the search warrant, but the complaint lists Root’s address as 722 Washington St. Apt. 4, in Lyndon.

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