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Drug cases seen this morning in Marion County Justice Court

Written by admin on May 10th, 2010

Marion County Justice Court Judge Sharon Whitfield fills out paperwork for Thomas Lee Ramos's initial court appearance on methamphetamine charges this morning.

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 He was only out on bond for about 10 days when he was arrested again and now the previous bond has been revoked.


5 Comments so far ↓

  1. renee g says:

    I’m glad that they’re finally deciding to clean up the drugs around here. It’s gotten out of hand.

    • HUH ? says:

      Finally deciding to clean up the drugs? Are you kidding? Do you read the jail docket? They make several drug arrests every week in Marion County. And the Narcotics Task Force arrests 20 to 30 at a time 2 or 3 times a year. They are doing all that they can to get the drugs off our streets. I for one am proud of our local law enforcement!

  2. tt says:

    Proud to have him off the streets???Everyone has there on problems and God will deal with them in his own way at his own time.Lets just keep this special young man in our prayers and hope this is his time to move forward.

  3. 2cents says:

    Most people do NOT realize that an actual INVESTIGATION must occur before a person can be arrested. Its not as if the police are NOT aware of who is doing what but they must actually have proof to have enough evidence for a conviction. With evidence, an arrest is just basically a show for the public without an explosive ending!

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