On August 16, West Virginia State Troopers arrested five people on Brushy Fork of Chapmanville for several charges, including intent to deliver a controlled substance.
Those arrested included two residents of New York, Jaquan Cromwell, 24, and Clarissa Charlene Gillard, 31, and local residents John Montgomery, 35, of Lyburn, William Joseph Sumpter, 39, of Whitman and Michael Edward Stollings, 52, of Chapmanville (Brushy).
All five were due in Magistrate’s Court on the charges on Thursday, August 23.
Due to the arresting officer’s failure to appear, all charges against the five were dismissed.
The reason given for the Trooper’s failure to appear was their involvement in another drug bust at the same time at the Rodeway Inn in Chapmanville.
Acting on a drug tip, WVSP Troopers Cpl. C.D. Kuhn, Sr. Tpr. P.A. Jones, Sr. Tpr. B.K. Wellman, and Tprs. S.A. Belt and B.A. Broadwater arrived at the Rodeway Inn found four individuals sitting in the parking lot in a Silver Dodge Caravan bearing Ohio registration.
Upon speaking with the defendants, officers obtained consent to search the vehicle and allegedly discovered a “large amount of cash in the van.” The defendants also gave troopers permission to search the room they were renting, “Room 214”. Upon searching the room, officers allegedly discovered more “cash and crack.”
Arrested and charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and conspiracy was Kimberly Francesca Amos, 30, Corday Raymere Burgess, 26, Ethelyn Boswell, 20, and Robert Brooks, 32, all of Columbus, Ohio.
According to the complaint, Boswell also allegedly removed “a crack rock from her vaginal area.”
All four were arraigned before Magistrate Dwight Williamson who set bail at $7,500 cash only.