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Staff Report



Mason County Sheriff’s Department

On Sunday, the Mason County Sheriff’s Department arrested Theron A. Smith, 39, Dayton, Ohio and Amanda N. Chafin, 35, Gallipolis, Ohio, charging them both with two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. Specifically, the alleged substances were heroin and cocaine, according to the criminal complaints filed in Mason County Magistrate Court. The arrests were made during an investigation on Lieving Road in West Columbia.

Also assisting deputies with the sheriff’s department in this case were personnel with the Mason Police Department. Bond for both Smith and Chaffin was set at $75,000 each, by Magistrate Cheryl Ross. As of Monday evening, the pair remained incarcerated at the Western Regional Jail.

Mason Police Department

A Columbus, Ohio woman was arrested Friday evening on a drug charge by the Mason Police Department.

Rachel A. Burnett, 29, was originally stopped on Rt. 62 near the Bridge of Honor in Mason for an expired registration, according to Chief Rich Gilkey.

The chief said after receiving consent to search the vehicle, Mason Officer Sierra Carmichael found narcotics on Burnett. She was charged with possession of a controlled substance and transported to the Western Regional Jail.

Also assisting at the scene were the Mason County Sheriff’s Department, West Virginia State Police, New Haven Police Department, and Pomeroy Police Department.

The Mason chief said the weekend was spent on drug interdiction, with two additional people being cited for misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. They will appear in municipal court.

Officer Carmichael also assisted the Mason County Sheriff’s Department in two drug arrests that were made on Lieving Road in West Columbia, Gilkey said.

Last week, the Mason Police arrested Jordan Stewart, 20, of New Haven on charges of five counts of providing alcohol to minors, according to the chief. Stewart was taken to the Western Regional Jail.

Gilkey said the department received an anonymous tip that underage teens were drinking on the riverbank behind Hogg and Zuspan. Upon arrival, the officers found three intoxicated juveniles, one of whom had to be transported to Pleasant Valley Hospital.

The chief said residents have been providing many anonymous tips that have resulted in charges and arrests.



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