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      Meth, handgun found during search of apartment

      Dillon R. Ames, 18, was taken into custody for possession of a controlled substance. Officials say the legal status of the handgun is still under investigation.

      A Columbia man was arrested Tuesday after the Boone County Sheriffâ??s Department searched an apartment and found drugs.

      Investigators found a small amount of meth and a 9mm handgun during a search of an apartment in the 700 block of Demaret Drive.

      Dillon R. Ames, 18, was taken into custody for possession of a controlled substance. Officials say the legal status of the handgun is still under investigation.

      The Sheriffâ??s Department also found a digital scale, drug packaging, and drug paraphernalia.

      The search warrant was in response to complaints from several neighbors about gunshots fired in the area.

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