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William Anthony Fitzpatrick. Photo courtesy of Boone Police Department.



Originally published: 2013-02-15 15:01:21
Last modified: 2013-02-15 15:07:04

Two incidents yield drug arrests

Boone police arrested six people Thursday in two separate drug-related incidents.


The first occurred when a person witnessed suspicious activity in the parking lot of a business on State Farm Road, according to police. Patrol officers, assisted by narcotics investigators, found three people in possession of illegal drugs.


Police arrested:


-- William Anthony Fitzpatrick, 45, of N.C. 194 South, Boone. Fitzpatrick was charged with felony delivery of a schedule II controlled substance. He was issued a $10,000 secured bond.


-- Clarence William Myers Jr., 45, of Hardin Gilley Road, Warrensville. Myers was charged with misdemeanor possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was issued a $2,500 secured bond.


-- April Melinda Rash, 41, of Highlands Parkway, Whitetop, Va. Rash was charged with misdemeanor possession of a schedule II controlled substance, two counts of misdemeanor possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was issued a $1,000 secured bond.


All three are scheduled to appear in court March 26.


In an unrelated incident that day, officers saw three people at a Blowing Rock Road business purchasing products containing pseudoephedrine, a chemical found in some cough medicines that can be used to manufacture methamphetamine.


Patrol and narcotics officers conducted surveillance while the suspects visited three other stores to purchase other items commonly used in manufacturing the drug, according to police.


Police arrested:


-- Matthew Lamarr, 28, of Butler, Tenn. Lamarr was charged with possession of precursor chemicals and conspiracy to possess precursor chemicals. He was issued a $10,000 secured bond.


-- Jason Michael Smith, 36, of Butler, Tenn. Smith was charged with conspiracy to possess precursor chemicals. He was issued a $15,000 secured bond.


-- Ashley Nicole Stewart, 20, of Butler, Tenn. Stewart was charged with conspiracy to possess precursor chemicals. She was issued a $10,000 secured bond.


Lamarr, Smith and Stewart are scheduled to appear in court March 28.


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