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March 27, 2013

Drug tip leads to one arrest

DUNCAN — The neighborhood in the 1100 block of West Oak Avenue had some unexpected traffic Tuesday morning when a swarm of officers executed a surprise search warrant.

They arrested Danny Paulin, 42, of 1107 W. Oak, which is a duplex. He lived in the west side of the residence, which is two doors west of Cotton Electric Cooperative.

Duncan Police Department and District 6 Task Force teamed up to make the bust after receiving information that there could possibly be guns, stolen property, drugs and cash inside the house.

DPD Master Officer Ryan Atkinson said the Special Response Team and District 6 TF Investigator Justin Scott had been working non-stop for more than 24 hours to secure the search warrant and initiate it.

“It was a safe, smooth operation. Probably one of the smoothest operations we’ve ever done,” Atkinson said. When the team arrived at the house at 10:39 a.m. Tuesday, they breached the door and ordered Paulin to exit the house. After numerous orders, Paulin finally complied, he said.

SRT officers then slowly searched the home, cautious of the possibility of booby-traps or other individuals. Paulin was the only individual in the home. He was placed into custody in the alley behind the residence and then into a DPD patrol car.

He was arrested for possession of controlled dangerous substance and paraphernalia. Atkinson said the CDS is presumably methamphetamine, but has been sent to a lab for testing and weighing. There were no guns found, he said.

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