MASON — Six Mason residents were arrested by police early Monday morning in a single incident on William Lane.
Brenda Lee McCarty, 56, was arrested on a felony possession with the intent to deliver charge. According to Mason Police Chief Colton McKinney, additional charges are pending against McCarty.
Arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit a felony were Shawn Roney Seyler, 25, Paul Matt Maines, 38, Aaron Andrew Stone, 43, Larry Ray Grimm, Jr., 44, and Sean Thomas Ruark, 34.
All six were taken to the Western Regional Jail. They were arraigned before Magistrate Gail Roush, who set bond at $50,000 each, with home confinement if bail is posted.
Chief McKinney said at around midnight Monday, he observed multiple males entering and exiting a residence in the 100-block of William Lane. Due to officers’ experience with the residence, there was suspected drug activity, according to McKinney.
Chief McKinney, Mason Patrolmen T. Doss and A. Toler, along with Mason County Sheriff’s Deputies J. Peterson and M. McCormick executed a “knock and talk” at the residence, according to the chief. After gaining consent from McCarty, the officers entered to find six adults and two juveniles.
Following a search of the residence, police reportedly found over 60 grams of crystal methamphetamine, separated into individual bags, a .410 rifle, .22 revolver, several sets of scales, and $824 cash. The drugs had a street value of approximately $6,000.
“We believe this is the biggest bust in the history of the Mason Police Department, as far as the number arrested at one time,” McKinney said. “The Mason Police Department and surrounding agencies will continue to help keep the citizens of Mason safe.”
He stated the juveniles in the residence were removed from the home and turned over to Child Protective Services, and that they were not involved in the alleged illegal activity. McKinney also expressed his appreciation to the Mason County Sheriff’s Department for their help.