Ware County Sheriff’s Department deputies executed a search warrant Sunday night at a house in the 2000 block of Nola Street taking two people into custody and seizing a quantity of illegal drugs, said Ware County Sheriff Randy Royal.
Sherri M. Gillis, 45, of Nola Street, and Nicholas Ossa, 23, of the 1900 block of Franklin Avenue, were arrested in the 10:40 p.m. raid, Royal said, adding that they remained in jail today.
Both were charged with possession of a Schedule IV drug, alprazolam, a Schedule II drug, methamphetamine, a Schedule I drug, MDMA (ecstacy) and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, said Royal.
“This was an ongoing investigation for several months into reports of drug sales at the home,” said Royal. “They executed the warrant Sunday night and used Deputy Paul Carter’s dog, Thoro, to search the house.”
Royal said drugs were found in a bedroom and Ossa was carrying some drugs in his pocket. A .38-caliber pistol, a glass pipe smoking device and a set of digital scales were also seized.
Meanwhile, a traffic stop Sunday on Minnesota Avenue led to the arrests of two and the seizure of a quantity of drugs, said Royal.
Courtland Blaine Brewer, 25, and Mary Elizabeth Peeples, 24, both of the 2500 block of Alabama Avenue, were taken into custody at 2 a.m., said Royal.
Both were charged with possession of a Schedule II drug, vyvanse (a type of speed), and possession of drugs not in their original container while Brewer’s charged with possession of vyvanse, hydrocodone and oxycodone with intent to distribute and Peeples is charged with a stop sign violation, said Royal.
Deputy James Cox observed a 2008 silver Avenger as it failed to stop at the Alabama and New Mexico avenues stop sign and then turn quickly onto Minnesota Avenue at high speed. Royal said Cox caught up to the vehicle and made a traffic stop.
Both remained in the Ware County jail today, he said.