As part of that earlier investigation, Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton told The Brazil Times that Justin L. Myrtle, 23, Brazil, was arrested on two class D felony charges of possession of controlled substance (prescription drugs), one count each of class D felony possession of marijuana over 30 grams, class A misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia and a class D felony maintaining a common nuisance for his involvement and connection with a June 18 search warrant at a rural Brazil residence once occupied and recently vacated by his mother Virginia "Dee" M. Myrtle, 44.
Virginia was arrested at a Vigo County storage unit on two counts of class D felony charges of possession of controlled substance, one count each of class D felony possession of marijuana in excess of 30 grams, class D felony charge of maintaining a common nuisance and a class A misdemeanor charge of possession of paraphernalia.
On June 30, she was booked into the Clay County Justice Center and remains incarcerated on a $7,000 cash bond, with no 10 percent allowed.
Justin was booked into the Clay County Justice Center on a $7,000 cash bond, with no 10 percent allowed.
Information and evidence collected during the search on June 18 allowed the Clay County Prosecutor's Office to apply for an arrest warrant for Justin in Clay Circuit Court on June 27.
If convicted of the current formal charges, he faces potential imprisonment up to 13 years and $45,000 in fines.
However, according court documents, Justin also has two outstanding criminal cases in the Clay County Court system.
In November 2007, he was formally charged with one count of class D felony charge of possession of methamphetamine, and two class B misdemeanor charges, one for battery and the other for criminal mischief, for an incident involving his mother.
In May, Justin was formally charged again with possession of methamphetamine.
Pleading not guilty while appearing by videoconference in Clay Superior Court Monday, Justin was appointed Geoffrey Creason as legal counsel and a pre-trial conference was scheduled for Aug. 18, with a jury trial scheduled for Oct. 6.