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• Kenneth Edward Baltutat was charged on July 4 with possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Bobby Lee Brock was charged on July 6 with unlawful possession of a hypodermic device and certain unlawful acts.

• Amanda Faith Meola was charged on July 12 with furnishing dangerous drugs to a minor without a prescription.

• Larry Anthony Morales was charged on July 12 with possession of a controlled substance.

• Virgle Sparks was charged on July 7 with possession of a dangerous weapon.

• Marisol S. Stasulli was charged on July 12 with driving under the influence of alcohol and basic speed.

• Curtis Calvin Tuck was charged on July 2 with three counts of battery, two counts of assault and injury to other property.

• Christopher James Willing was charged on July 5 with trafficking in a schedule I controlled substance.

• Tyler Hamilton Wood was charged on July 12 with theft.

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