BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Sheriff’s Department has made a second arrest from a traffic stop in August.
Sara Grace Bailey, 32, of Buckhannon, was arrested for conspiracy to commit a felony, two counts, and possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, all felonies.
On Aug. 28, Deputy Tyler Gordon, Deputy Seth Cutright and Buckhannon Patrolman Joseph Barcus initiated a traffic stop on a white Chevy Cavalier on North Kanawha Street. The registration came back to a Ford Taurus. After approaching the vehicle, officers identified Caleb Daugherty in the passenger seat. Daugherty was wanted on several outstanding felony capias warrants in Lewis County. Bailey was identified as the driver.
During a search, Gordon found two small baggies of a crystal-like substance believed to be meth and several Percocet pills, according to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s office. Gordon also found five hits of LSD which Daugherty allegedly identified.
A small safe under the driver’s seat contained several unused clear plastic baggies, a container with residue believed to be meth, a digital scale and other paraphernalia. Between the passenger seat and the console of the vehicle, another baggie was located with meth residue. Daugherty also had $270 in his possession.
However, Daugherty told officers that the baggie under the seat did not belong to him.
Daughtery was arrested for five felonies and remains in jail, according to an Aug. 30 article in The Record Delta.
Bailey was arraigned before Magistrate Kay Hurst, who set bond at $90,000.
If convicted, Bailey faces one to 15 years in prison and/or a fine of not more than $25,000 for possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and one to five years in prison and/or up to a $10,000 fine for each count of conspiracy to commit to a felony.
In a separate case, Robert Elliot Brecke, 49, of Buckhannon, was arrested by the Buckhannon Police Department for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a felony.
On Sept. 25 Patrolman First Class Joshua Wilson and Patrolman Tanner Collins noticed a red Jeep Grand Cherokee with a passenger tail light not working, according to the criminal complaint. Wilson initiated a traffic stop and spoke with Brecke, the driver. Wilson noticed a small coffee container wrapped in a grocery bag in the rear of the jeep. Collins asked the passenger what was in the container, and the passenger said she did not know but opened the container. Inside were five THC tar dabs, 10 THC vapor pens and 12 THC suckers, which Brecke allegedly admitted he was planning to sell.
Hurst set bond at $50,000 cash or surety.
If convicted, Brecke faces imprisonment for not less than one year nor more than 15 years and/or a fine of not more than $25,000.