Constable Paul Wells and Constable Daniel Castle teamed up Sunday for D.I.C.E. targeted patrol and the results were 17 charges for four individuals on one traffic stop.
Mark Baskin of Corbin, Holly Johnson of Webbville, Lisa Bunch of Girdler and John Cornett of Gray were all charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition, Baskin was charged with use of a firearm in connection with a felony and Cornett was charged with being a persistent felony offender. Cornett was also served two warrants for being a fugitive from justice.
The four were stopped about one mile south of Blaine on Route 201 near Raccoon Branch road for erratic driving. The driver, Holly Johnson, gave the Constables false information concerning her identity in an attempt to elude detection that her license were suspended.
Investigation revealed approximately 5 grams of methamphetamine, scales, cash, baggies for distribution, a firearm, drug paraphernalia, as well as marijuana. The individuals are currently at the BSRDC.
Collaboration with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s department during the course of this investigation was crucial as fellow D.I.C.E. officer Deputy Dwayne Bowen arrived on scene shortly after the traffic stop to assist.
D.I.C.E. (Drug Interdiction Cooperative Enforcement) is a voluntary collaboration between the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department, the Louisa Police Department and the Lawrence County Constables Associative in an effort to focus individual department resources toward the joint eradication of illegal drugs entering into Lawrence County.