Eight arrested on drug charges in Bowman

drug-arrest-eight-1-30-3A wallet dropped in a public restroom resulted in a chain of events that led to the arrest of eight people and an active warrant on one other individual.

Anthony Joseph Stair, 20, of 261 S. Broad St., was arrested on Jan. 26 and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possession and use of drug-related objects, felony probation violation, first degree burglary, criminal trespass and felony theft by deception as the result of deputies being called to the Bowman Library in reference to items being found in the restroom by a city employee. Along with suspected methamphetamine and other items, Stair, who was known to the employee by an alias, left his wallet in the restroom as well.

As a result of this investigation, Harly Salyers, 20, of 261 S. Broad St., Bowman, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance and possession and use of drug-related objects.

Deputies then obtained and executed a search warrant on Jan. 28 for 261 S.Broad St., Bowman, and arrested Jennifer Lynn Salyers, 31, of 2041 Garner Road, Bowman; Lee Edward Salyers, 39, of 261 S. Broad St., Bowman; Loretta Lynn Salyers, 38, of Anderson, South Carolina; Tracy Gifford, 44, of 261 S. Broad St., Bowman; Michael Almond Burden, 57, of 261 S. Broad St., Bowman and Michelle Leigh Temple, 40, of Royston. All six have been charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana (less than an ounce) and possession of drug-related objects. Jennifer Salyers has also been charged with possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, possession of a sawed-off shotgun, five counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, two counts of prescription drugs not in its original container and possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance. Lee Salyers was also charged with possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possession of a sawed-off shotgun, five counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, five counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and prescription drugs not in original container. Loretta Salyers was also charged with possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, possession of a sawed-off shotgun, five counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, prescription drugs not in original container and obstruction of law enforcement officers. Burden was also charged with four counts of possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, possession of a sawed off shotgun, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and prescription drugs not in original containers. Gifford was also charged with possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, five counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, five counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and prescription drugs not in original containers. A warrant has also been issued for the arrest of Haylee Kelly, 23, of 1651 Lexington Highway, on charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana (less than an ounce) and possession of drug-related objects.

 

Among the weapons recovered was a pistol taken from an automobile on Jan. 18. A wood splitter reported stolen some time between Jan. 9-13 in Franklin County was also recovered.

 

The investigation continues.

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