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Officials arrest four after traffic stop

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

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Jordan Myers
Four arrests were made and charges are pending against two juveniles after Brazil City Police officers stopped a pickup truck in the Kroger Plaza parking lot early Monday morning.

Although details are limited due to the ongoing investigation, Brazil Police Chief Dave Archer confirmed officers were looking for a juvenile reportedly violating parental house arrest when they stopped a truck driven by Kathleen Rogers, 18, Reelsville, and occupied by Tyler Myers, 18, Brazil, and two other juveniles.

When Patrolman/K-9 Handler Kenny Hill identified the juvenile he was looking for, he approached the vehicle and smelled the strong odor of marijuana.

After briefly questioning Rogers, Hill retrieved K-9 Officer Anya to perform a walk-around "sniff" of the vehicle and allegedly detected the scent of narcotics twice on the vehicle.

After getting consent to search, officers allegedly discovered marijuana in the dashboard compartment of the vehicle.

The four individuals, who allegedly admitted to smoking two "joints" at one of the juvenile's homes, were taken into custody. The parents of the detained juveniles were contacted to be present during questioning.

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Tyler Myers
Booked at the Clay County Justice Center, Kathleen Rogers was preliminarily charged with possession of marijuana (under 30 grams), Tyler Myers was preliminarily charged with dealing marijuana/hash oil/hashish and possession of marijuana (under 30 grams).

Case reports about the two juveniles involvement are being turned over to the Clay County Prosecutor's Office for review and potential formal charges to be filed in juvenile court. Due to privacy issues, further information will not be made public about the juvenile cases.

The information obtained during the initial questioning led officers to search an undisclosed residence and then to locate another individual who allegedly purchased and then resold the marijuana to the group.

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Rogers
Officers ultimately located Jordan Myers, 20, Brazil, brother to Tyler. During questioning, Jordan allegedly admitted to authorities he purchased the marijuana.

Myers was preliminarily charged with possession of marijuana (under 30 grams), dealing marijuana/hash oil and dealing marijuana/hash oil/hashish.

Issued with $5,000 cash bonds with 10 percent allowed, Jordan Myers, Tyler Myers and Kathleen Rogers have all since bonded out of jail to await further court proceedings per the court calendar.

Using the information gathered during the questioning of all the suspects, officers went to the undisclosed address of Arley G. Wright, 36, Brazil.

After questioning, Wright was taken into custody and preliminarily charged with one count each of dealing methamphetamine, dealing marijuana/hash oil/hashish, possession of marijuana (under 30 grams), possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.

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Wright
According to Archer, Wright's troubles could be magnified due to the location of where he allegedly sold drugs.

"It is illegal to sell drugs within a 1,000 feet of a public housing project," Archer told The Brazil Times Wednesday. "(Wright) lived in government housing, which means his highest charge will most certainly be enhanced to a class A felony."

According to jail officials, Wright is incarcerated on a $50,000 cash bond with no 10 percent allowed awaiting formal court proceedings per the court calendar.

The investigation continues according to Archer, who believes there is potential for future arrests stemming from this case.

CLARIFICATION JAN 3 2009

Arley G. Wright's privately owned residence was inadvertently identified as being part of government housing. However, officials confirmed Jan. 3, 2009, that the residence is located within 1,000 feet of a "public housing unit."


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-- Posted by brittbratt on Wed, Dec 31, 2008, at 5:46 PM

More off the streets, keep up the good work. : )

-- Posted by lilbabyted on Wed, Dec 31, 2008, at 11:40 PM

There is so much drugs going through West Central Village they should start drug screening all the people who live there

-- Posted by ponyrider on Thu, Jan 1, 2009, at 1:19 AM

I don't know if it was a printing mistake but Wright does not live in goverment housing {village} Though everyone makes mistakes remember when you are pointing your finger at someone else there are 3 pointing back at you.

-- Posted by IW@Brazil on Thu, Jan 1, 2009, at 10:55 AM

"It is illegal to sell drugs within a 1,000 feet of a public housing project," Archer told The Brazil Times Wednesday. "(Wright) lived in government housing, which means his highest charge will most certainly be enhanced to a class A felony."

IW@BRAZIL i dont think the article said anything about the DRUG DEALER living in the "village" you might want to re-read the article. 1000 feet from public housing.

Regardless where he lives he is a dope dealer glad he is off the street.

-- Posted by BigCB20 on Thu, Jan 1, 2009, at 11:55 AM

What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty.

-- Posted by IW@Brazil on Thu, Jan 1, 2009, at 1:53 PM

It is also illegal to sell 1000 feet from a school and a public park but we all know what goes on that end of town.

-- Posted by IW@Brazil on Thu, Jan 1, 2009, at 1:57 PM

"It is illegal to sell drugs within a 1,000 feet of a public housing project," Archer told The Brazil Times Wednesday. "

If we are talking illegal drugs, isn't that against the law period?

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Thu, Jan 1, 2009, at 4:37 PM

Great work city policemen. Keep it up.

-- Posted by Tracy Jones on Thu, Jan 1, 2009, at 8:35 PM

I would'nt jump for joy just yet... In Clay Co. if you get caught using-buying-selling drugs, as long as your one of the first ones, and you say other people's names(weather its true or not) your case is dismissed or reduced to next to nothing so how that justice? Yes, I agree dealers should be off the streets, but because of the hands of the addict is what I don't understand. If they were'nt buying it then people could'nt sell it!! I believe if you do the crime...do YOUR time. It's not right letting offenders skip out just cause they tell on other people. It's not rocket science.. if you buy it, if you sell it, it's illegal, even if you told on your own mother... you should be punished!!! Sit back and watch and wait to see who if any in this batch will do a day in jail!!! I guess it's easier and less time consuming when the prosecution gives addicts plea bargins and dismissals for RATTING ON OTHERS!!! You play, you should PAY. BEHIND BARS!!

-- Posted by nascarfans on Fri, Jan 2, 2009, at 5:52 AM

Prayers for all!

-- Posted by ibclean76@yahoo.com on Fri, Jan 2, 2009, at 7:32 AM

Awesome job Brazil PD; looks like the high costs of a drug dog is well worth it! Without Ahnya none of this would have been possible.

IW@Brazil re-read this article please, there is no innocent until proven guilty when you're in possession of a drug/narcotic. It's either you have it or you don't, he had it and he sold it so he is going to do his time. Post up your name so they can nab you when you're out and about because obviously these dope dealers are your buddies, and by the way it sounds you're not any better than these individuals.

-- Posted by Pro Se on Fri, Jan 2, 2009, at 11:51 AM

I say drug test anyone on government assistance. If they are going to take welfare, food stamps and housing assistance at least we could is drug screen them just like many of the actual TAXPAYERS have to do to hold their job. Just an opinion but I don't like the idea of people getting benefits that might help them use or sell drugs.

-- Posted by rdevil8 on Fri, Jan 2, 2009, at 1:14 PM

I think the parents of the juveniles involved should also be held accountable for their children. If the juvenile was on house arrest, where was the parent? Parents should have penalties for not doing their job.

-- Posted by yadayada on Fri, Jan 2, 2009, at 3:34 PM

nascarfans,

It's time for you to grow up and tune in to the real world. How can anybody think it is better to let a person sit in jail for a misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge when they have information to offer that can get a dangerous large scale dealer off the street. How about if they can give information on a murderer or a child molester? Should they be left to sit in jail then or should they get a pass?

It's easy to Monday morning quarterback law enforcement but I sure don't see any better ideas coming from you. People like you like to throw the word "rat" around to describe people who make deals; I use the term "punk" to describe people who sit behind their computer whining about things and offering no realistic solution.

How do you think large scale drug organizations are taken down? Putting a small time user in jail gets them off the street for a short time; using their information can take a large scale dealer off the street for a long time. When the large dealers are gone many problems get solved at once. Lastly, I don't know where you get your misinformation, but informants who don't give truthful and worthwhile information don't get out of their charges, they go to jail.

-- Posted by Unsolicited opinion on Fri, Jan 2, 2009, at 8:02 PM

I think there is way to much being made out of this small time bust. Ive known the wright boy for years,in fact hes my brother-in-law and hes no big time dealer as some of our finest would like you too think.Hes a human being who made a mistake trying to survive in a struggling economy,yes he did wrong but hes not a major drug dealer in our neighborhood nor anybody elses. there are bigger fish to fry and they will when their done using them.i think we should sweep our own back porch before we clean others and this includes some of our finest.

-- Posted by kevinmoore@brazil on Fri, Jan 2, 2009, at 9:37 PM

I think there is way to much being made out of this small time bust. Ive known the wright boy for years,in fact hes my brother-in-law and hes no big time dealer as some of our finest would like you too think.Hes a human being who made a mistake trying to survive in a struggling economy,yes he did wrong but hes not a major drug dealer in our neighborhood nor anybody elses. there are bigger fish to fry and they will when their done using them.i think we should sweep our own back porch before we clean others and this includes some of our finest.

-- Posted by kevinmoore@brazil on Fri, Jan 2, 2009, at 9:41 PM

Possession of Marijuana is just that, possession. The law is the law. It forbids any possession of marijuana. It's a shame that you may think it's alright and anywhere lawful to have marijuana on your person. I think it is beneficial for these individuals to do a little bit of jail time to maybe learn from their mistakes. It's a type of rehabilitation method and perhaps it will scare them to stop. Unfortunately, it is doubtful that jail-time will work though. They need counseling and education in order to get their addiction under control. However, what these police officers did was great, they locked them up and got them off the streets for a short time. The best these officers could have done. I just wonder how long their parents kept them in jail, probably bailed them out and hate the police for doing such a great job.

The dealer is a dealer. Look at how young these kids were. I'm sure this wasn't the first occurrence this happened. I'm sure he was dealing to these kids and many others when they were younger. Good job dealer for hooking teenagers on this addicting drug! These are the dealers the police need to stop and are.

Good Job Officers at the Brazil Police Department! Keep up the excellent work.

-- Posted by Criminology08 on Sat, Jan 3, 2009, at 8:38 AM

Great Job Brazil City Police!!! I'm proud of all your hard work!! It's appreciated that you guys are getting the drugs and drug dealers off our streets and away from our kids!!! Officers Hill, Bucklin, and Mace keep up the good work...It's great to finally hear some positive news for a change!!

-- Posted by truthandwisdom4u on Sat, Jan 3, 2009, at 9:07 PM

Drug Tests should be given monthly as part of the "Housing Project". Line them up for drug tests before you hand over their food stamps and AFDC too. It's taxpayers money and we want it spent properly.

-- Posted by reddevil on Sat, Jan 3, 2009, at 11:14 PM

Great job Brazil Poilce Department i am completly against any type of drug, it is great that you guys are cracking down on these people and taking them off the streets we hope that you can get the rest of them. Lets get these people behind bars and make them stay instead of letting them go if you do crime do the time

-- Posted by tylera1989 on Sun, Jan 4, 2009, at 6:32 AM

I agree with redevil because we can all be drug tested at work. Drug test those living on tax dollars.

-- Posted by kd323 on Mon, Jan 5, 2009, at 12:29 PM

In response to several comments posted above. R we that quick to fire our guns at the first we hear bout,that noone is reading the clarification? The paper "inadvertitly" posted that the "Wright" man lived in government housing, the following day they corrected it by saying he does in fact have a privately owned residence.So he does not live on welfare or food stamps. Does that mean people who do get govmnt assistance should have their lives monopolized by the general public? We have officials that work together with other organizations like DFC, TANIF, etc. that know who does what. Im sure they always need new applicants,Indiana is free at work state,maybe u should apply?

-- Posted by muthrof2 on Mon, Jan 5, 2009, at 8:48 PM

Criminology08,

RERead the article the so called kids are 20yrs,18yrs,and 18yrs old.(j.Meyers,T.meyers,K.Rogers)they in fact sold to these juveniles. Who were out driving around high, hanging out at our local parking lots. Wrong is wrong I agree but lets not forget to read the fine print our finest used these quote "kids" to make their case then threw them to the wolves on the front page of the newspaper. So without buyers their would be no dealers!

-- Posted by muthrof2 on Mon, Jan 5, 2009, at 9:07 PM

Our finest did not use "kids" to make their case!!If you can read they were all of age!! So next time think, before you post. If your kids were getting the drugs from these "kids" as you call them, then your comment would probably be different!!!

-- Posted by IIVIIy Name Is on Tue, Jan 6, 2009, at 8:06 PM

1*35,

Thats precisly the point others on this site were calling them kids. I was just quoting what others were refering to.If you reread my article I pointed out their ages.The whole point is that people were saying "oh these poor kids". They are in fact adults so why shouldn't they have similar punishment as the other man.I think he is the only one actually still in jail.I know these Meyers boys this is not their first merry-go-round. I have personally seen them running around town with no worrys, and probably back to the same old drugs.Where is the justice in Clay Co. Cmon people get a Clue.

-- Posted by muthrof2 on Fri, Jan 9, 2009, at 9:56 AM

muthrof2, sorry about that post. the reason that Wright is still in jail and the others involved are not is because they were charged with marijuana offenses. Mr. Wright was charged with possession of methamphetamine and dealing marijuana. His charge was enhanced by the fact that he was within 1000 feet of government housing. if they had been charged with the same offenses they would still be in jail too.

-- Posted by IIVIIy Name Is on Sat, Jan 10, 2009, at 5:01 AM

pinkyb,

did you miss the part that they were charged with possession and dealing. I thought that snitches were given deals for snitching? sounds like good detective work to me.

-- Posted by IIVIIy Name Is on Sun, Jan 11, 2009, at 4:36 AM

pinkyb

I dont see how if these teens did "snitch" that is a PROBLEM. There is one less dealer on the streets. The only way I see that as a problem is if he was your drug supplier.

-- Posted by sexybrunette on Sun, Jan 11, 2009, at 9:10 AM

i think everyone just needs to stay out of it and let our law enforcement do their job because non of you make the final decision the judge does

-- Posted by brittbratt on Fri, Nov 20, 2009, at 3:04 PM


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