Drugs found near church

Police discovered small amounts of several drugs in a car parked in the Ashland Gracepoint Nazarene Church parking lot on Sunday.

Officers arrested Andrew Robert Orf, 20, at 2:16 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot for possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school and carrying brass knuckles.

Police were patrolling the area when a car full of people pulled up to Orf's unoccupied green Subaru Legacy parked at the church and dropped him off, police said.

The arresting officers noticed additional drugs in the car and impounded the car to the police station to wait for a search warrant.

They later discovered methamphetamines, cocaine, hashish, crushed Xanax and additional marijuana in Orf's car. The car also contained evidence of meth and marijuana manufacturing.

"It's actual pretty unusual that you find such a variety of drugs altogether," said Deputy Chief Rich Walsh.

Orf has not yet been charged based on evidence in the search, Walsh said, and he will likely face a grand jury.

Church officials said Monday they were not aware of the incident.

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