3 of 4 in drug bust remain jailed
Sunday, March 12, 2017 10:00 PM
Three of the four people arrested earlier this week on drug charges remain behind bars following separate initial hearings this week in Jefferson County courts.
• Donald R. Wynn, 49, faces a Level 3 felony count of dealing methamphetamine, a Level 5 felony count of possession of methamphetamine and a Level 6 felony count of maintaining a common nuisance. Prosecutors filed charges against him Wednesday in Jefferson Circuit Court.
• Tonja J. Hoskins, 44, faces Level 6 felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance.
• Vince A. Miller, 31, faces a Level 6 felony count of possession of methamphetamine and a misdemeanor count of visiting a common nuisance.
• Anthony Wayne Hensley, 27, faces a Level 6 felony count of possession of methamphetamine and a misdemeanor count of visiting a common nuisance.
Prosecutors filed the charges against Hoskins, Miller and Hensley Wednesday in Jefferson Superior Court.
The drug charges stem from a search warrant executed at an apartment in the 800 block of West Second Street. Madison Police initially went to the apartment to locate Hensley, who had an active warrant for his arrest.
Detective Kurtis Wallace went to the front door of the residence and noticed a person wearing a red bandanna inside the residence lighting the bottom of a glass pipe, which was producing smoke. Wallace noted he could see through the glass of the front door while standing on the porch because the blind on the door did not fully cover the window, the probable cause affidavit stated.
Officers left the home without making contact with the people inside the home and applied for a search warrant for the residence, which was granted.
While executing the warrant, police searched Wynn and found six plastic bags containing a crystal-like substance which later field tested positive for methamphetamine. Five of the bags appeared similar in size and appeared to be about the same weight. All six bags weighed about 5.5 grams.
Wynn later told police this was the first time he was dealing in methamphetamine, the affidavit stated.
Officers also found two digital scales, hypodermic needles, a metal spoon, a wooden pipe with residue, a green leafy substance consistent with marijuana, a blue glass pipe containing residue that later field tested positive for methamphetamine and several bags with a crystal-like substance which later field tested positive for methamphetamine throughout the home, the affidavit stated.
Police arrested all four people and transported them to the Jefferson County Jail.
Wynn appeared for an initial hearing in Jefferson Circuit Court Wednesday afternoon where a preliminary charge of not guilty was entered on his behalf. The Court set bond at $10,000 cash only.
Hoskins, Miller and Hensley appeared for separate initial hearings Friday afternoon in Jefferson Superior Court where they entered preliminary pleas of not guilty to the charges.
The Court granted a 15-day hold for Hoskins during her initial hearing.
The Court took bond for Hensley under advisement until a hearing on a probation violation next week.
Miller was released from the jail on his own recognizance following the Friday hearing.