5 NEWS UPDATE: Final Arrest Made in Lewis Co. Drug Bust
Written by Erin MacPherson
Last updated on June 05, 2013 @ 1:27PM
Created on June 05, 2013 @ 5:33PM
5 NEWS UPDATE (6/5)
Deputies say they have now arrested all twelve people involved in a massive drug round up in Lewis County earlier this week.
Travis Martin was arrested late Monday night. He's in the North Central Regional Jail on a $100,000 bond.
5 NEWS UPDATE (6/4)
A major drug bust in Lewis County landed eleven people in jail Monday.
Those eleven people include Tracie Stalnaker, Sheena Gum, James Lipps II, Randel Lynn McVay, Randel Adam McVay, Elijah Hull, Mark Hamrick, Kenneth Romel, Autumn Sandy, Kevin Jenkins, and William Posey.
All of them were arrested for delivery of controlled substance but that includes various types of drugs.
ORIGINAL STORY (6/3)
Lewis County Sheriff's Deputies rounded up eleven people Monday in a major drug bust. All of them were arrested for delivery of controlled substance, but that varies between all different types of drugs like meth, heroin, prescription pills, and marijuana.
Sheriff Adam Gissy told 5 News for the past few months they've been working on making these arrests, but they wanted to make sure everything was done right. When they arrested one man, they also got a search warrant for his house. When they searched his home, they found about 25 marijuana plants worth about $50,000. Sheriff Gissy said this shows how busy and proactive they are.
"I think it's significant. Any day you get to put another drug dealer behind bars is a great day in the neighborhood. A lot of man power and hours goes into operations like this and our routine daily patrol and calls for service. I feel that we definitely need an additional man. This is just one component of showing how I think we do need one," said Sheriff Gissy.
They had a dozen people in their sites, so they only have one more to go. Stay with 5 News for any updates.
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