By Josh Mitchell/Informer Publisher
Several defendants in drug cases had their initial court appearances this morning in Marion County Justice Court.
Bond was set at $150,000 for Thomas Lee Ramos, 26, of Kokomo, who is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine with intent to distribute while in possession of a firearm within 1500 feet of a church.
According to the affidavit, Ramos was manufacturing meth at his home at 20 Hollow Lane in Kokomo on May 7.
Ramos told the Marion County Informer this morning that, “I’ve never manufactured meth.”
Separately, Corey M. Walker, 22, of Columbia, is accused of possessing oxycotin on April 21. The affidavit states that Walker was found in possession of a syringe loaded with oxycotin and a spoon with oxycotin residue at East Columbia Baptist Church. His bond was set at $5,000.
Bond was set at $50,000 for Raffeal Anthon Simmons, 25, of Hattiesburg, for charges of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute in Marion County on May 7.
In another case, bond was set at $50,000 for Maurice John Hughes, 39, of Columbia, who is charged with possession of the controlled substance Roxicodone on May 5. According to Justice Court Judge Gwen Broom, Hughes was out on bond for a previous possession charge when he was arrested. He was only out on bond for about 10 days when he was arrested again and now the previous bond has been revoked.