Catoosa County: Four arrested in drug bust - : Police/Fire

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Catoosa County: Four arrested in drug bust

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 3:40 pm

The Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested four people and recovered approximately $10,000 worth of drugs during a traffic stop along Alabama Highway in Ringgold on Monday morning, Jan. 13.

According to Catoosa County sheriff Gary Sisk, deputies searched the vehicle and found numerous drugs that were allegedly already packaged for resale as part of a distribution the quartet was running.

Sara Jane Butcher, 35 and Brian Leon Hampton, 36, both of Summerville, Ga., were arrested along with Christopher David Wood, 30, and Nancy Jill Wood, 31, both of Shinbone Valley in Menlo, Ga.

All four offenders were charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana over one ounce, and possession of tools for the commission of a crime.

Sara Butcher, who was driving the vehicle the crew was traveling in, garnered additional charges of possession of Schedule II and Schedule IV narcotics and crossing a state/county guard line with contraband without consent.

All four remained in Catoosa County jail as of Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 14, and all four have been denied bond at this time.

Deputies first observed the vehicle near the back entrance of the Jones Cemetery in the 14000 block of Alabama Highway, and later conducted the traffic stop in a driveway after the vehicle fled for a short time, reports show.

In a press release Tuesday afternoon, sheriff Sisk stated that cash and a variety of drugs were found in the vehicle during the stop.

“Deputies searched the vehicle and found approximately three ounces of methamphetamine (“ICE”), eight ounces of marijuana, various prescription pill, multiple tools for the consumption and distribution of narcotics, and $600 in cash,” Sisk said in the release. “The total ‘street’ value of the narcotics is approximately $10,000.”

More about

More about

Police ID body found in Allatoona Lake as missing 7-year-old East Point girl

EAST POINT, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say they have arrested a father and his girlfriend in connection with a missing 7-year-old girl who police believe has been killed.East Point police tell news outlets that unidentified charges are pending against the father of Kamaire Wash, as well as the father's girlfriend.Authorities have not released the suspects' names in what police Capt. Cliff Chandler says is now considered a homicide investigation.Investigators have tentatively identified a body found in Allatoona Lake Wednesday to be that of the girl. An autopsy will be conducted to identify the body.Authorities began searching for Wash after she was reported missing Thursday morning from her family's East Point apartment.Wash's father and his girlfriend told investigators they last saw the girl Wednesday night when she was tucked into her bed.

  • icon Posted: July 01

More From Latest Region Stories

Online poll

Loading…