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Police briefs: Meth, marijuana

Johnson City Press • Mar 18, 2019 at 1:57 PM

Johnson City police arrested a Unicol County man last week after he allegedly sold prescription medications to a confidential informant.

It was one of four unrelated drug arrests last week, police said:

* Gino Fontana, 27, was arrested Feb. 15 on two counts of selling schedule IV drugs.
During the investigation, an "individual working on behalf of law enforcement on two different occasions," bought prescription medications from Fontana. A JCPD press release did not specify what drug was exchanged during the alleged illegal sale.

The case was taken through the grand jury earlier this month, and Fontana was indicted on the charges.  He will be arraigned in Washington County Criminal Court in April.

* Carrie Chase, 35, Jonesborough, was charged with four counts of selling methamphetamine.

The arrest stems from an investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine in Johnson City. Police investigators said in a press release that Chase sold "quantities of methamphetamine to an individual working on behalf of law enforcement on four different occasions in May and June 2018."

The arrest warrant was served on Chase while she was incarcerated in the Washington County Detention Center on unrelated charges.

Chase was being held in the Washington County Detention Center on an additional $40,000 bond. 

• Donald Thomas, 29, 1211 Division St., was arrested March 15 and charged with three counts of selling marijuana, possession of marijuana for resale, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia, maintaining a dwelling where narcotics are kept or sold and violation of the drug free school zone law.

According to a police department press release, Thomas sold marijuana to someone working with investigators when three drug transactions occurred. 

Police executed a search warrant at Thomas’ residence and found more marijuana. 

Thomas was transported to the Washington County Detention Center where he was being held in lieu of $60,000 bond. He is scheduled for arraignment in Washington County Sessions Court on Monday. 

• Jacob Bradshaw, 23, 69 Charleston Square, was arrested March 13 and charged with possession of schedule IV drugs for resale, possession of methamphetamine for resale and resisting arrest.

The arrest stems from an incident in which officers were arresting Bradshaw on a warrant from another jurisdiction. Bradshaw initially resisted arrest, and was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and prescription pills.

Bradshaw was transported to the Washington County Detention Center where he was being held in lieu of a $2,500 bond. 

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