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Gallatin narcotic search warrant results in two arrests, meth, stolen firearm seizure

CHEROKEE CO., December 9, 2013— On Thursday, Dec. 5, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Investigators and Deputies of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from a Jacksonville PD Investigator and an Officer from Rusk Police Department, executed a Narcotic Search Warrant at a residence on CR-1310 in the Gallatin community.

Investigators had been gathering information into the suspected sale of narcotics from the residence.  An affidavit of probable cause was prepared and presented to Judge Forest Phifer, who issued the narcotics search warrant.

Located and collected at the residence was a significant amount of methamphetamine, over $1,000 in cash, a stolen firearm and assorted drug paraphernalia.

Arrested at the scene and transported to Cherokee County Jail were:

Steven Ray Davis, age 42, of Gallatin. Davis was charged with Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, penalty group 1 - a First Degree Felony with a bond of $25,000; and Theft of a Firearm – a State Jail Felony with a bond of $20,000.

Crime Suspect - Steven Ray Davis

Samantha Douglas, age 26, of Jacksonville. Douglas was also charged with Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, penalty group 1 - a First Degree Felony with a bond of $25,000; and Theft of a Firearm – a State Jail Felony with a bond of $20,000.

Crime Suspect - Samantha Douglas

Other charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of the investigation. Both subjects were still in Cherokee County Jail as of 11:00 a.m., Monday morning.

KYYK's Gary Richards spoke wtih Cherokee County Sheriff James Campbell about the search warrant execution and the arrests. Click below for more.

 

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