While serving two search warrants, local law enforcement officers arrested 10 people on various charges ranging from misdemeanor charges to felony drug charges on Sunday.
Brazil City Police Officer Kenny Hill received information about the possession of illegal drugs at 603 W. Logan St. and obtained a search warrant at the residence.
At approximately 8 p.m. Sunday, officers of the Brazil City Police Department, with the assistance of the Clay County Sheriff's Department and Carbon Town Marshall, served the first search warrant at the home on Logan St.
During the course of the investigation at the first scene, it was determined that a second search warrant was needed for the neighboring residence at 610 N. Sherman St.
Once the warrant was obtained, officers began the investigation at the residence on Sherman St.
Law enforcement officials, in a telephone interview with The Brazil Times Tuesday morning, confirmed that juveniles found at the sight of the investigation were released into the custody of relatives.
In both residences, officers located methamphetamine, marijuana and paraphernalia associated with the use and/or the distribution of illegal substances.
The investigation at 603 W. Logan St. led to the arrest of Julie N. Buchanan, 21, on a preliminary charge of disorderly conduct, Michael Layne Jones, 30, for the preliminary charges of common nuisance and minor consumption, and Matesta Diane Pastrick, 32, for the preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance.
The investigation at 610 N. Sherman St. lead to the arrests of Stoney J. Pittsenbarger, 25, Scott E. Randall, 35, and Eric S. Jones, 21, each on a preliminary charge of maintaining a common nuisance and Timothy Jo Weaver, 30, on preliminary charges of maintaining a common nuisance, possession of marijuana and possession of methamphetamine. Dennis Duane Jackson, 33, was arrested on a preliminary charge of dealing a controlled substance while Crystal Dawn Baugh, 22, and Shawn Weaver, 20, were each arrested on a preliminary charge of visiting a common nuisance.
Officers from the Brazil City Police are continuing the investigation which could possibly lead to future arrests, according to law enforcement officials.