Search warrants lead to two arrests

Published 4:00 am Saturday, June 13, 2015





A traffic stop on Thursday led to the seizure of drugs, cash and a dozen firearms as well as two arrests, all of which are part of an ongoing investigation, deputies said.

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Angela K. Shirley, 50, of Troy, was arrested after Pike County Sheriff Deputies served a search warrant on Shirley, according to Capt. Bob Williamson.

“We … conducted a traffic stop on Shirley at the intersection of North Three Notch and Orange Street,” Williamson said. “Shirley was found to have methamphetamine in the crystal form, also known as ICE, on her person. We also recovered drug paraphernalia, a pipe, on her.”

Williamson said that the methamphetamine was packaged for sale, prompting deputies to charge her with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell. She was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia for the pipe deputies found in her possession at the time the warrant was served.

Wendell Ray Childs, 56, of Troy, also was arrested Thursday when sheriff deputies went to Shirley’s residence to serve an additional search warrant.

“We served a search warrant for her residence, which is in the 1600 block of County Road 7724 in Troy,” Williamson said. “Upon serving the search warrant, Childs, Shirley’s boyfriend and owner of the house, was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia.”

Williamson said the deputies also recovered another small amount of ICE in the residence and some currency along with 12 firearms.

“We were able to seize $980 and assortment of shotguns, rifles and handguns from the residence,” Williamson said.

Williamson said the sheriff’s department had received several complaints about the couple over the last year, and after receiving a search warrant several days ago were able to stop Shirley during a traffic stop and serve the warrant.

The two arrests were part of an ongoing investigation, Williamson said.

“This is a really is a continuation of the case we made a couple of months ago where we recovered nine ounces of methamphetamine,” Williamson said.

Shirley was being held on a total bond of $11,000 for possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia. Childs was being held on $1,000 bond for possession of drug paraphernalia.