Press Release

Whitley County Sheriff Dept.

Traffic stop leads to meth-related arrest

On Sunday, March 27, 2016, Sergeant Kirk Mays conducted a traffic stop and noticed that the driver, Gregory A. Davis, 38, of Davis Road, Williamsburg, had a pill on his lap. A search of Davis led to the discovery of a plastic bag in his pants. Inside that bag were smaller bags containing a crystal substance believed to be “ice” methamphetamine. Located in his wallet were two Suboxone films, and in the vehicle was a digital scale. The orange pill from Davis’ lap is believed to be Suboxone.

Davis was arrested and is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (meth), two counts of second-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance not in its original container and driving with obstructed vision or windshield. Sgt. Mays seized the 2000 Saturn vehicle and over $100 in cash. Deputy Jonas Saunders assisted in the investigation.

 

Female arrested after found laying beside roadway

On Sunday, March 6, 2016, Sergeant Kirk Mays was dispatched by Whitley County E911 to the area of Aviation Boulevard concerning a female reported to be laying beside the roadway.
Upon arrival, Sgt. Mays made contact with a female laying beside her vehicle. Radina Noblit, 33, of Coldwater, Michigan was unsteady on her feet and showed other indicators of intoxication.
When questioned, Noblit said she was resting and believed she was in Tennessee. When asked if she had taken or possessed any illegal substances, Noblit stated there was “Ice” methamphetamine in the vehicle. She provided Sgt. Mays with consent to search the vehicle, and in the location she described, he found a small plastic bag containing a crystal-like substance believed to be meth.
Noblit was arrested and is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), public intoxication and third-degree criminal trespassing.

Two charged with trafficking in methamphetamine

Around 10 p.m. Thursday, January 11, 2016, the sheriff’s department executed a search warrant at a residence beside the Marathon gas station in the Highland Park community of Williamsburg. Found in a bedroom drawer were two pill bottles. In one bottle were bags containing a crystal-like substance believed to be “ice” methamphetamine. In the other bottle was a bag containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana. Located under a mattress was a container in which were hypodermic needles and other drug paraphernalia.

The residents, 26-year-old Darren L. Canada and 26-year-old Krysten M. Stevens, were placed under arrest. Found on Stevens’ person were several pills believed to be Clonazepam and a bag containing a Suboxone film and half of a pill believed to be Suboxone. Found in Canada’s vehicle were needles and a glass pipe.

Canada is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (meth), trafficking in marijuana (under 8 ounces) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Stevens is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (meth), third-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of a prescription controlled substance not in its original container and possession of drug paraphernalia. Also arrested at the scene was 20-year-old John D. Carroll, who is charged with public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sergeant Kirk Mays is continuing the investigation and was assisted by Lieutenant Tim Baker and K9 Deputy James Fox.

Public intoxication suspicion leads to drug arrest

Around 9:30 p.m. Friday, February 5, 2016, Sergeant Kirk Mays was in the Highland Park Dollar General Store parking lot when he noticed a man exit the store who appeared unsteady on his feet. Sgt. Mays began speaking to James Decker, 25, of the Hemlock community, and noticed he appeared intoxicated.

Decker provided consent to search his person,  and in one of his coat pockets was a small plastic bag containing a white crystal substance believed to be “ice” methamphetamine. Decker also had in his possession a pill bottle containing six pills believed to be Suboxone and one Suboxone film.

Decker was placed under arrest, and upon arriving at the Whitley County Detention Center, he was asked if he was in possession of any other illegal items. While he was being booked into the jail, Sgt. Mays and Deputy Jailer Robbins searched Decker again and found in his coat two more plastic bags containing crystals believed to be “ice” meth.

For failing to disclose the additional bags, Decker was charged with promoting contraband. He is also charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), second-degree possession of a controlled substance and public intoxication.

Sgt.  Mays was assisted by Lieutenant Tim Baker, and Williamsburg Police Department’s Lieutenant Jim Poole and Officer Ashley Wampler.

Suspicious vehicle calls lead to DUI, drug possession arrest

Around 6 p.m. Friday, February 5, 2016, sheriff’s deputies were contacted twice about a suspicious red truck, which had been seen in the parking lot of a church along Hwy 1804 and another nearby location. While on patrol in the Emlyn community, Sergeant Kirk Mays saw a red truck of the same make and model reported by callers. Sgt. Mays conducted a traffic stop near Jeff’s One Stop, and noticed the driver appeared intoxicated.

The driver, Ray L. Johnson, 67, of Cool Camp Road, could not complete field sobriety tests, and records indicated his driver’s license was suspended. Johnson was placed under arrest and provided consent to search his vehicle. Sgt. Mays found one Suboxone film in one of Johnson’s pants pockets and 12 more in his wallet.

Johnson was arrested and charged with DUI, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of a prescription controlled substance not in its original container, driving on a suspended license, failure to maintain insurance and three charges relating to the vehicle’s registration.