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MCSO lands string of drug arrests

On December 7th, 2020, Deputies with the MCSO K9 Unit and MCSO Narcotics Unit conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle occupied by Donnie Gooding of West Virginia. Gooding had just left the Macon County Courthouse where he was attending court for previous charges that has been pending. During a traffic stop of the vehicle Gooding was driving, Deputies utilized a MCSO K9. Sergeant Nick Lofthouse deployed K9 Diesel and he immediately alerted on the vehicle, prompting Deputies to conduct a thorough search. Inside the vehicle, Deputies discovered several plastic bags containing suspected heroin and a stolen Glock handgun. Gooding was arrested and charged with the following crimes.

Trafficking Heroin
Possession of Firearm by Felon
Possession of Stolen Firearm

Gooding currently remains in custody at the MCSO Detention Center under a $200.000 secured bond.

On December 8th, 2020, Deputies with the Macon County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and Special Response Team conducted service of a search warrant following an investigation into drug trafficking activities involving suspects at the particular residence. Following the execution of the search warrant, Narcotic Officers located evidence of heroin trafficking. The following suspects were arrested and charged with the following.

Suspect #1 Ryan Finn

Trafficking Heroin by Possession
Trafficking Heroin by Conspiracy
Maintaining a Dwelling for Controlled Substances
Possession of Methamphetamine

Finn remains in custody at the MCSO Detention Center under a $500,000 secured bond.

Suspect #2 Megan Thomas

Trafficking Heroin by Conspiracy
Maintaining a Dwelling for Controlled Substances
Possession of Methamphetamine

Thomas remains in custody at the MCSO Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond.

 

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