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Wardrip Arrested Tuesday Evening; In Court Wednesday Morning

38 year old Russell Wardrip of Third Street in Carmi was in court Wednesday morning following his arrest late Tuesday evening.  Wardrip was picked up on Fairground Road at a quarter before midnight on a misdemeanor warrant arrest for theft of less than $500.  In addition, Wardrip is now facing two new charges including possession of hypodermic needles as well as a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine.  Court records indicate Wardrip had a first appearance Wednesday morning and will have a bail review on Monday.  A preliminary hearing has been set for July 24th.