Three people were arrested for several drug-related charges after a search warrant was executed in Bayard Wednesday.
According to court documents, Guthrie County Sheriff’s Deputies executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Prairie Street and arrested 24-year-old Brandon Richard Potter of Bayard on an active search warrant for violation of probation for previous drug offenses. Drug paraphernalia was recovered and Potter admitted there was marijuana in his backpack. Law enforcement then executed a second search warrant and found additional drug-related items including baggies of marijuana and methamphetamine rocks. Deputies also arrested 44-year-old David James Elliott of Guthrie Center and 39-year-old Laura Jean Smith of Bayard who were also at the residence. Given their conditions upon arrest, and all the drugs and paraphernalia found, the deputies believe all three were gathered to use the substances. Other various drug and paraphernalia items were located, including prescription drugs.
Elliott and Smith are both charged with possession of five grams or less of methamphetamine, a class C felony; knowingly keeping a premise for use of controlled substances, an aggravated misdemeanor; and unlawful possession of a prescription drug, a serious misdemeanor. Elliott was also charged with possession of a controlled substance third offense, a class D felony. Potter was additionally charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance second offense, an aggravated misdemeanor, and Smith was also charged with possession of marijuana first offense, a serious misdemeanor. Elliott, Potter, and Smith all face two counts of gathering where controlled substances are used, a serious misdemeanor. Raccoon Valley Radio will bring you more information as it becomes official.