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Couple faces drug charges

Thursday, February 25, 2010

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Norman C. Wilson
A couple being investigated for allegedly bringing/distributing cocaine in Clay County are facing a laundry list of felony drug charges.

According to information provided by officials, Norman C. Wilson, 36, Terre Haute, and Melissa Carter, 22, Hoopeston, Ill., were arrested Friday after they allegedly sold drugs to an undercover officer at an undisclosed location in Clay County.

Afterward, when members of law enforcement were closing in to make the arrest, Wilson used his vehicle to run into and damage several law enforcement vehicles during the arrest.

The two were ultimately taken into custody and transported to the Clay County Justice Center to await formal court proceedings.

Officials at the Clay County Sheriff's Department confirmed further details of the arrest in the ongoing criminal investigation were being withheld at this time to protect the integrity of the case.

On Thursday, the couple appeared before Clay Circuit Court Judge Joseph Trout.

Wilson was formally charged with two counts each of class A felony dealing cocaine, class C felony possession of cocaine and class D felony maintaining a common nuisance and one count each for class D felony resisting law enforcement, class D felony criminal mischief and a class A misdemeanor battery.

Trout entered a preliminary not guilty plea on behalf of Wilson, appointed Geoffrey Creason as public defender, set a cash bond of $50,000 (no 10 percent allowed) and tentatively scheduled the jury trial for July 12.

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Melissa Carter
Carter was formally charged with two counts each of class A felony dealing cocaine, class C felony possession of cocaine and class D felony maintaining a common nuisance.

Trout entered a preliminary not guilty plea on behalf of Wilson, appointed Charles Hear as public defender and set a cash bond of $50,000 (no 10 percent allowed). Her jury trial was also tentatively scheduled for July 12.

As a condition of both Wilson and Carter's bond release, if applicable, Trout ordered them to immediately sign a waiver of extradition with the Clay County Prosecutor's Office.

Officials believe there is a possibility more charges could be filed as the investigation continues.


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Way to go, Joe!!

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Thu, Feb 25, 2010, at 8:54 PM


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