Five charged in drug bust

Mary Ann Kearns - [email protected]

Four people had their drug-related cases bound over to a grand jury during Mason District Court Monday.

According to information from the court, Deputy Ryan Hull of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office received a tip on June 30, concerning drug activity at the WinStay Inn on Moody Drive in Maysville. Officers went to the room where they understood drug activity was taking place and knocked on the door, Hull said during a preliminary hearing before Judge Jeffrey Schumacher.

Hull said Scott Adams, 49, of Maysville, who had rented the room answered. Other defendants including Mick Gauden, 33, also of Maysville, Samantha Centers, 33, of Ohio, Karrie Morton, 36, of Lebanon, Ohio, and Angela Boone, 36, also of Ohio, were also in the room. Adams refused police entry, Hull said, and all parties were asked to leave the room while police obtained search warrant.

Once the warrant was in hand, Hull testified officers entered the room and found that “everywhere in the room were new and used needles, electronic scales, two bottles containing what was believed to be methamphetamine, a package that was believed to be heroin and various other drug paraphernalia.”

All of the occupants claimed the items did not belong to them, Hull said.

All five were arrested and lodged in the Mason County Detention Center under a $2,5000 bond and charged with one count of trafficking in a controlled substance methamphetamine and one count of buy or possess drug paraphernalia.

During Monday’s proceedings, bond was reduced to 10 percent of $2,500 and Morton and Adams were released on July 12 and Center and Gauden on July 13. Boone remained in custody late Monday.

Mary Ann Kearns

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