Smithville Police Charge Sparta Woman with Criminal Responsibility In Drug Case

January 15, 2009
by: 
Dwayne Page
Misty Rose Lewis
Charles Mount
Gregory Johnson

Smithville Police have charged a 20 year old Sparta woman with criminal responsibility stemming from a case last summer in which cocaine was found in her vehicle after a routine traffic stop.

Misty Rose Lewis is under a $15,000 bond and she will be in court February 5th.

Police say Lewis, 25 year old Charles Mount, and 21 year old Gregory Johnson were in a 2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 that was stopped by K-9 Officer Bradley Tatrow on South Mountain Street in August. The K-9 dog Astro detected the presence of drugs in the car and a subsequent search by police revealed three ounces of crack cocaine in the back seat area. Mount also had in his possession a small bag of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana.

Mount allegedly tried to flee on foot during the search, but he was quickly apprehended. Mount was charged with simple possession of a schedule VI drug and evading arrest. Johnson was charged with possession of cocaine for resale. The car was also seized. In addition to criminal responsibility, Lewis is also charged with child endangerment. Both Mount and Johnson are from Putnam County.

The criminal responsibility charge was filed against Lewis because she allegedly provided a vehicle, registered in her name, that allowed friends of hers to go and purchase cocaine. And when the vehicle was stopped by police, Lewis allegedly put the cocaine in her child's car seat with the child in the seat, at the request of a co-defendant, in order to hide the cocaine from police.

The cases against all three are still pending in court.

Meanwhile in other cases, 40 year old Christopher Joseph Cantrell is charged with a first offense of driving under the influence. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court on February 5th.

Officer Travis Bryant reports that he responded to the hospital on January 6th where a service truck was stuck. Upon arrival, Officer Bryant spoke with the driver, Cantrell, who stated that he had slid off the roadway on private property and was trying to get someone to pull him out. While speaking to Cantrell, Officer Bryant noticed his speech was very slurred and he was unsteady on his feet. He performed poorly on several field sobriety tasks but did submit to a blood test.

47 year old Jackie Mark Mullican is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond is $1,000 and he will be in court on January 22nd.

Officer Travis Bryant reports that on January 1st he responded to City Walk Apartments on Bryant Street and spoke with a female who said that Mullican had just gone out the back window of an apartment.. Officer Bryant then ran out to the front of the building and observed Mullican walking by the road. Bryant asked Mullican to come over to where he was standing. As Mullican began walking over toward him, Officer Bryant observed Mullican drop an item into the bed of a truck. Officer Bryant said he looked in the back of the truck and saw a syringe and a cut straw containing a white residue.

35 year old Luis Ramirez is charged with no drivers license. His bond is $1,000 and he will be in court February 5th.

Officer Matt Holmes reports that he was on routine patrol traveling east on East Broad Street on January 9th when he attempted to pass Ramirez's vehicle. Officer Holmes says the Ramirez car moved into his lane and almost hit him. Holmes stopped the vehicle and asked the driver, Ramirez, to show him his drivers license, but Ramirez didn't have one.

36 year old Angel M. Whited is charged with a first offense of driving on a revoked license. Her bond is $1,500 and she will be in court on January 28th.

Officer Scott Davis reports that he observed Whited behind the wheel of a vehicle at the DeKalb County Jail preparing to leave. Having prior knowledge that her license was revoked, Officer Davis stopped her. A check of her license showed that it was revoked for failure to file security after an accident last March in White County.

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