Two people have been charged in Garvin County following a search warrant served by the Garvin County Sheriff’s Office on June 21, 2012.
Racheal Dawn Earnest Chapman, age 24 and Garland Toby Gene Chapman, age 24, both of Pauls Valley, were booked into jail on August 8, 2012 on drug related charges.
Both live at a residence in the 500 block of S. Walnut in Pauls Valley where a complaint of suspected drug sales and usage was brought to the attention of Sheriff Larry Rhodes during the week of June 18, 2012.
During investigation of the complaint, Jerry Charles Miles, age 24, Pauls Valley, was arrested for Possession of Marijuana After Former Conviction.
Following his arrest, a search warrant was executed at the residence where marijuana and drug paraphernalia was found.
On July 9, 2012 charges were presented to the Garvin County District Attorney’s Office based on the narcotics investigation.
On August 7, arrest warrants were issued for the couple on the charges of Possession of CDS in the Presence of a Minor Child and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Racheal Dawn Chapman was arrested on the same date the warrant was issued and shortly afterward Toby Gene Chapman turned himself after contacting a local bail bondsman.
The Chapmans posted appearance bonds within hours of their arrests. The Chapmans were arraigned on August 8.
Miles is awaiting a September court date on his charge.
Sheriff Rhodes hopes his investigation and the three arrests will curtail what was believed to be obvious and open drug activity at the residence in Pauls Valley, which is close to a public park and several businesses.
“The search warrant that we executed was a direct result of several things coming together in a short time period leading authorities to believe probable cause existed that drugs were present at the address,” Rhodes stated.
The Sheriff’s Office requests citizens observing what they believe is drug activity to report the information to their local law enforcement agency, the Garvin County Sheriff’s Office or Garvin County Crime Stoppers.
Anyone needing information about the harmful effects of illegal substance abuse can come by the Garvin County Sheriff’s Office during regular business hours or by contacting a deputy sheriff.
Several local businesses have partnered with the sheriff’s office and generously sponsored a very informative booklet titled Let’s All Work To Fight Drug Abuse that is now available.