Police said three Gilbert area individuals were arrested earlier this week after officers conducted a raid at the residence of one of those arrested.
According to the criminal complaints, on Feb. 16, 2021, officers executed an arrest warrant for Bobby Jerome Sammons, 51, at his residence in Gilbert.
Police said Sammons had been charged in an earlier complaint dated Jan. 19, 2021, for possessing and delivering controlled substances “to a cooperating individual working with the MCSD and Gilbert PD.”
In the process of serving the arrest warrant, officers discovered several controlled substances, including fentanyl, inside the home along with scales and packaging material used in the sale of the narcotics.
Also in the home and ultimately arrested were Charity Hope Lester, 27, of Coal Mountain, and Sherran Ray Justice, 43, of Baisden, whom police said conspired with Sammons in the packaging and selling of the drugs out of the residence.
Sammons was arraigned and again charged with possession and delivery of controlled substances, possession and delivery of fentanyl, conspiracy, and knowingly providing a structure or place for use of controlled substances by others.
Lester was arraigned and charged with possession of controlled substances with intent to deliver (three counts), possession and delivery of fentanyl, and conspiracy.
Justice was arraigned and charged with possession and delivery of controlled substances, conspiracy, and knowingly providing a structure or place for use of controlled substances by others.
In another case, a Matewan woman attempting to avoid being served an arrest warrant was eventually arrested on additional drug-related charges.
According to police, on Feb. 11, 2021, officers went to the residence of Jessica Ann Smith, 28, to serve an arrest warrant.
Upon officers’ arrival, police said, Smith allegedly jumped out a back window of the residence and fled on foot.
Following her capture, police continued, officers found 3.89 grams of what they believed to be methamphetamine, as well as amounts of heroin and fentanyl, in a front hoodie pocket.
Smith also had several baggies in her possession, which police said are typically used in the sale of narcotics.
She was arraigned by Magistrate Jim Harvey and charged with possession of altered pseudoephedrine, possession of fentanyl, possession with intent to deliver, and fleeing (on foot).
The Mingo County Sheriff’s Department investigated and made the arrest.
Also arraigned were:
Terry Lee Vance, 64, of Delbarton, harassing telephone calls and refusal to be fingerprinted.
Arthur Woolum, 56, of Coal Mountain, driving revoked (DUI, third offense), no insurance, and improper registration.
Daniel Lee Craft, 41, of Matewan, obstruction, possession of a controlled substance, defective equipment, driving revoked (third offense), and person prohibited from possessing a firearm.
Robert A. Baisden, 45, of Kermit, fleeing from an officer.
Stephen Wayne Ellis, 44, of Baisden, delivery of a controlled substance, altered pseudoephedrine, and knowingly providing a structure or place for use of controlled substances by others.
Brian Stanley, 49, of Wharncliffe, domestic battery (complaint one, dated Aug. 1, 2006); and malicious wounding (complaint two, dated Dec. 5, 2003).
Savannah Renae Hendricks, 24, of Chattaroy, possession with intent to deliver and simple possession (two counts, complaint one, dated Feb. 12, 2021); and grand larceny (complaint two, dated Dec. 27, 2019).
Debra Ann Miller, 35, of Chattaroy, public intoxication, disorderly conduct, trespassing, and possession of a controlled substance.
Brandon Keith Bragg, 37, of Wharncliffe, driving revoked (DUI, third offense), DUI (third offense), and obstruction.
Jordan Lee Paige, 30, of Williamson, trespassing (complaint dated Aug. 29, 2020).