Posted: 28th February 2017 by Doc in Uncategorized
GATE CITY — A welfare check that netted two arrests for methamphetamine last month and saw two young children removed from the home has added a third name to the list after the woman who owns the trailer, and is the grandmother of the two children, was arrested recently.
Karen Renee Stanley, 43, 154 Bethany St., No. 516, was arrested on Feb. 17 on charges of conspiracy, possession of narcotics, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of a weapon while possessing narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of child abuse.
The charges stem from a welfare check conducted by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the Scott County Department of Social Services on Jan. 24.
Officer Steve Smith reported when he arrived at the residence and went inside, he spotted a glass pipe with residue that is consistent with smoking meth. Inside the residence, a man, identified in the report as Stanley’s boyfriend Trent Quinn, was rummaging through some clothes including a leather jacket.
Stanley, who is the lease holder of the home, allegedly gave written consent to police to search the home. Smith reported finding a plastic bag that field tested positive for meth in the front bedroom.
He also reported finding $1,761 wrapped in rubber bands in the leather jacket. Numerous small bags, scales, an AK47, two .22 rifles, a 9 mm pistol, a 12-gauge shotgun and numerous glass pipes were also found throughout the home.
Stanley’s two young grandchildren, a 2-year-old and 3-week-old, were also inside the home. Their parents, Sam Pressley and Kayla Barnes, were arrested that day and charged with possession of Schedule II drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and child endangerment. Barnes picked up an additional charge of possession of Schedule III drugs for a pill found in her belongings. They were both taken to the Duffield Regional Jail.
A warrant was taken out for Stanley’s arrest. She was arrested on Feb. 17 and transported to the Duffield Regional Jail.
GATE CITY — A call about a welfare check led to the arrest of two people on drug and child abuse charges for allegedly doing methamphetamine around a toddler and a newborn baby, according to a police report.
On Jan. 24, officer Steve Smith with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Lot 516 on Bethany Street for a welfare check. When he arrived, he spotted a pipe commonly used to smoke crystal meth lying in plain view, he wrote in his report. He also saw a 3-week-old infant and a 2-year-old in the home.
Smith obtained written consent from the lease holder to search the home, according to the report. He found Kayla Barnes, 22, 1921 Bowater Drive, Apt. 49, Kingsport, and Samuel Pressley, 31, 5091 Metts Road, Statesboro, Georgia, inside the home.
In a back bathroom, Smith located a small bag of a crystal-like substance that tested positive for meth, another smoking pipe, needles and spoons, according to the police report.
Barnes allegedly admitted to the officer she had smoked meth earlier in the day. Smith stated in his report he also found pieces of a pill in Barnes’ belongings. Barnes allegedly told the officer the pill was Subutex.
Barnes and Pressley, the mother and father to the children found in the home, were arrested and charged with possession of Schedule II drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and child endangerment. Barnes picked up an additional charge of possession of Schedule III drugs for the pill found in her belongings. They were both taken to the Duffield Regional Jail.
The next day, Pressley was at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office being interviewed by officer Clint Johnson. During the interview, Johnson witnessed a small plastic bag fall out of Pressley’s jacket pocket, according to a police report.
The bag was seized and allegedly contained methamphetamine. Pressley picked up additional charges of possession of Schedule II drugs and unlawful possession by a prisoner.