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Coroner examines skull found by deputies serving search warrant in Castaic

February 10, 2011 |  7:53 pm

Sheriff's deputies serving a search warrant Thursday at the Castaic home of an ex-convict found what appeared to be a human skull.

The skull was found inside the den of the home, along with an ounce of methamphetamine and $1,400 in cash, said Capt. Mike Parker of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

He said the skull was turned over to the coroner's office for further examination.

The warrant was served by the department's narcotics unit, which had received complaints of alleged drug dealing at the home, according to Parker.

Gene Powell, 67, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and being a felon in possession of ammunition. He was booked into County Jail and was being held in lieu of $30,000 bail.


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