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Man, girlfriend arrested on drug charges

— The execution of a search warrant led Wednesday to the arrest of a man and woman on drug charges, according to a report released Thursday.

George Richard Hicks, 36, and Christine Hudson, 39, both of 115 Sharon Ave., Sebring, were arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine and possession of drug equipment.

The arrests came after members of the criminal investigation unit of the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office found multiple syringes, a blue straw with white residue and a plastic bottle with residue.

The straw tested positive for methamphetamine and the bottle had cocaine residue, the report said.