Top left: Graeson Douglas Pritchard; Top middle: Joshua Robert Easley; Top right: Gary Eugene Bryant; Bottom left: Demarice Valeria Dominguez; Bottom middle: Charles Ellison Wall; Bottom right: Caroleen Kay Ayers. (photos submitted)

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Columbus Police make drug arrests

Published 10:04am Monday, January 7, 2013

On Dec. 29, 2012, the Columbus Police Department arrested Graeson Douglas Pritchard, 19, of Rutherfordton, N.C. and Joshua Robert Easley, 20, of Rutherfordton, N.C. on multiple drug charges following a traffic stop on Hayes Road.

Pritchard was charged with driving while impaired, driving after consuming under age 21, felony maintaining a vehicle for controlled substances, felony possession of MDMA (ecstasy), felony possession with Intent to sell or deliver MDMA and felony conspiracy to sell of deliver MDMA and possession of drug paraphernalia. Pritchard was held on a $50,000 secured bond. Easley was charged with felony possession of MDMA, felony possession with intent to sell or deliver MDMA and felony conspiracy to sell of deliver MDMA and possession of drug paraphernalia. Easley was held on a $45,000 secured bond.

On Dec. 30, 2012, the Columbus Police Department arrested Gary Eugene Bryant Jr., 27, of Chesnee, S.C. and Demarice Valeria Dominguez, 27, of Columbus on multiple drug charges following a traffic stop on Mills Street. Bryant was charged with felony possession with Intent to sell or deliver cocaine, felony possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, felony conspiracy to sell or deliver cocaine, felony conspiracy to sell or deliver marijuana, felony possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia,

resisting public officer and no operators license.  Bryant was held on a $60,000 secured bond. Dominguez was charged with felony possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, felony possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, felony conspiracy to sell or deliver cocaine, felony conspiracy to sell or deliver marijuana, felony maintaining a vehicle for controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia and allowing an unlicensed person to drive. Dominguez was released after posting a $30,000 bond.

On Dec. 31, 2012, the Columbus Police Department arrested Charles Ellison Wall, 39, of Calhoun, Ga. and Caroleen Kay Ayers, 37, of Ringgold, Ga., on multiple drug charges following a traffic stop on I-26.  Wall was charged with two counts of felony trafficking in opiates, felony conspiracy to traffic opiates, felony maintaining a vehicle for controlled substances, felony identity theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, no operators license and allowing an unlicensed person to drive. Wall was held on a $30,000 secured bond.

Ayers was charged with two counts of felony trafficking in opiates, felony conspiracy to traffic opiates, and no operators license.

Ayers was held on a $20,000 secured bond.

- submitted by the Columbus Police Department

 

 

 

 

 

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