Officers, K-9 find meth and money in traffic stop

Amber Lynn Amator and Scottie Alan Frady

A Marion pair was arrested and charged after police and K-9 officers located over 55 grams of meth, paraphernalia and money during a traffic stop, authorities said Monday.

The Marion Police Department charged Amber Lynn Amator, 35, of Copper Drive in Marion with trafficking methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle for storage, use or sale of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine.

Also charged was Scottie Alan Frady, 21, of State Street in Marion with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also served with an outstanding warrant for an unrelated offense.

In the early morning hours of Sunday, Dec. 30, Marion Police Officer Robert Walker initiated a traffic stop at Chris Drive in Marion on a vehicle driven by Amator for a registration violation. A passenger, Frady, was known to officers to have an active warrant for his arrest.

After a short conversation with the occupants, Cpl. Christian Wyatt deployed K-9 Marsoc to conduct a narcotics sniff of the vehicle. K-9 Marsoc alerted to the presence of narcotics, and a search of the vehicle yielded 55.47 grams (or 1.96 ounces) of meth, narcotics paraphernalia and US currency.

Amator’s bond was set at $50,000. Frady’s bond was set at $11,750.

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