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Three arrested after meth, stolen property found at home in Lebanon

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Frances Branton (Photos: Linn County Sheriff's Office) Frances Branton (Photos: Linn County Sheriff's Office)
Penny Decosta Penny Decosta
Gary Nofziger Gary Nofziger
LEBANON, OR (KPTV) -

Three people were arrested after Linn County Sheriff's Office served a narcotics search warrant at a home in the 30100 block of Horseshoe Loop in Lebanon.

LCSO deputies performed the search on Thursday around 7:07 a.m.

During the time of the search five adults and a minor child were present, according to deputies.

Items found inside the home included methamphetamine, packaging material, digital scales, surveillance equipment, drug paraphernalia, a police scanner, over $550 in U.S. Currency, three firearms and stolen property.

Deputies said the stolen property included 36 street/road signs, two all-terrain vehicles and a Toyota Tacoma pickup.

Gary Dean Nofziger, 57, a resident of the home, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Delivery and Possession of Methamphetamine, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Child Neglect in the First Degree and Possession of Stolen Vehicle.

Frances Lea Branton, 59, and Penny Sue Decosta, 54, were both was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and Endangering Welfare of a Minor.

A 16-year-old child, who was Nofziger's granddaughter, was released to her mother.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Lebanon Police Department, Sweet Home Police Department, Albany Police Department, Benton County Sheriff's Office and Drug Enforcement Administration.

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