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      Couple busted selling meth in Centralia

      Authorities requested the Boone County Prosecutor to charge Holly Blankenship with three felony charges; distribution of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

      Two people could face multiple drug related charges after they were caught selling methamphetamine Tuesday night in Centralia. Police arrested 41-year-old Paul Boles of Mexico and 32-year-old Holly Blankenship of Fulton at about 5 p.m. The two acted together to sell a quarter gram of methamphetamine. The two were arrested immediately after the transaction had concluded. The suspected Methamphetamine seized as evidence in the case will be submitted to the Missouri State Highway Patrol laboratory for analysis. Authorities requested the Boone County Prosecutor to charge Boles and Blankenship with three felony charges each; distribution of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both are in the Boone County Jail awaiting formal charges.