Mineral County Sheriff’s Office ended 2016 and began the New Year with a series of drug busts landing three in the Mineral County Detention Center.
In a press release from Undersheriff Bill Ferguson, he stated that 35 grams of methamphetamine was found on Dec. 29 after a traffic stop was conducted on a 2013 Lexus for basic speed.
K-9 Deputy Jake was deployed after officers became suspicious of possible criminal activity. During a search of the Lexus, items to make fake identification and a credit card scanning device (to make fake credit cards) were found in conjunction with the 35 grams of methamphetamines.
The driver was identified as Daniel Law of California. He is being held in the detention center on $265,455 bond.
2017 started with a bang for two individuals from Louisiana who were stopped on Jan. 1 on a traffic stop, again for basic speed. During the stop, officers became suspicious of possible criminal activity and a search of the 2001 Honda Utility yielded a variety of drugs.
Found in the Honda was 35.4 grams of Psilocybin mushrooms; 2 grams of MDMA; 5.3 grams of DMT (N, N-Dimethyltryptamine); 1.5 grams (or 43 individual hits) of LSD and approximately 28 grams of marijuana.
The subjects, John Sonnier III and Kevin Stansbury, Jr., both of Baton Rouge, La. were arrested and booked into the detention center.
Sonnier is being held on $125,740 bond and Stansbury on $126,930 bond.
At press time, all individuals still remained in the custody of the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office.