January 04, 2012
St. Marys Traffic Stop Results in Mobile Meth tab Bust
ST MARYS, West Virginia (SmallTownPapers) -- Two men and a woman were arrested Dec. 27 in St. Marys after a routine traffic stop near the intersection of State Route 2 North and Route 16.
St. Marys Patrolman S. Travaglio pulled over a 2008 Toyota truck because the license plate was unlit and the officer was unable to read it. According to Pleasants County Magistrate Court records, the Travaglio said he observed the driver of the vehicle, later identified as Charles K. Hanna, climb out of the driver's seat and into the back seat.
The other male, Matthew P. Holderby, then climbed from the backseat to the driver's seat of the truck. When questioned why they had traded places, Hanna said he did not have ID or a driver's license.
When Patrolman Travaglio ran Hanna's name, dispatch informed him that Hanna, 23, resided at 1108 Freeman Switch Rd., Berrysville Carroll, AR.
Travaglio learned Hanna's driver's license had been suspended for a previous DUI conviction. During a pat down to determine if Hanna was armed, Travaglio found a straw with white residue in one of the defendant's pockets. He also found a plastic bag containing marijuana. Hanna was taken into custody at that time.
A subsequent search of the vehicle turned up items used in the manufacturing of methamphetamines.
Tyanna R. Doss, 20, of 1 Lois Ln., Greenwood, and Holderby, 24, of 4325 Oak Drive, Vidor Grange, TX, were then questioned about the items. Two spoons with blue residue and burn marks were found in Doss' purse along with a hypodermic needle. Also found was a light bulb with the plug out of it with white residue and a coffee filter with the same white substance on it.
Doss confirmed the purse was hers and said that the white residue was meth. Doss claimed all three had smoked and injected the drug intravenously approximately three hours earlier.
Doss and Holderby both made statements the meth lab was still in the vehicle.
Hanna confirmed parts of the meth lab were in the truck. He claimed he purchased them in Marietta and then drove to Pleasants County where they stopped and manufactured the meth claiming it was for their own consumption and not for sale.
The Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force was called to the scene to catalogue and document the parts of the lab and also to assist in site cleanup.
In addition to felony possession of a controlled substance (meth) and operating a clandestine meth lab, Hanna was also charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and driving on a suspended or revoked license.
He faces 1-15 years and fines of $25,000 for the possession of meth, 2-10 years and $25,000 in fines for the operation of a clandestine meth lab, 3-6 months and a $ 1,000 fine for the marijuana possession, and a fine of $100-$500 for driving on the suspended license charge.
Hanna's bond was set at $22,000 and he will be represented by Ira Haught from Harrisville, his court-appointed attorney. No preliminary hearing has yet been set.
Doss and Holderby both face two felony counts each for possession of meth and for operating a clandestine meth lab.
Their bonds were set at $20,000 each.
Doss will be represented by Paul Morrison and Holderby by April Conner, both court appointed. Their hearings also have yet to be set.
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