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JAMES W. ARDIS


James Wyatt Ardis, 39, of 83 Relax St., Waterloo was arrested Friday and charged with possession of methamphetamine.

An anonymous tipster told Greenwood police early Friday morning that the people in a room at the Greenwood Motel at 306 Montague Ave. were selling drugs, according to a report.

An officer watched as the man in that room came out and spoke with the drivers of multiple vehicles that drove up to his room, the report said.

When the officer knocked on the door, the man let him inside and said there were no drugs in the room, the report said. The officer saw several used syringes, two digital scales and a plastic bag with a white powder in it in plain sight, the report said.

The powder tested positive for meth and weighted 0.4 grams, the report said. A woman in the room also led officers to a bag of 1.3 grams o what appeared to be marijuana and five pills -- all which the man said were his, the report said.