New­ton Co. home found with guns, stolen cars

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - BRYAN FAZIO bfazio@cov­news.com

A res­i­dence at 505 Idle­wood Drive was dis­cov­ered to have mul­ti­ple guns, mul­ti­ple stolen cars and enough drugs to cause the New­ton County Sher­iff ’s Of­fice to charge its own­ers with in­tent to dis­trib­ute Satur­day.

A NCSO deputy was pa­trolling the area of Hwy. 36 near Hwy. 212 at around 3:30 p.m. when they spot­ted a male op­er­at­ing his mo­tor­cy­cle with a break light not func­tion­ing. Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, af­ter pulling the driver over in the park­ing lot of the Potts Store the deputy not only determined that the driver did not have a mo­tor­cy­cle li­cense but also that he had metham­phetamine in a pill con­tainer in his jacket.

Af­ter a war­rant was ob­tained the deputy then searched the home of the driver, iden­ti­fied as 47-year old Steven Foster.

“They found mul­ti­ple guns, lo­cated stolen prop­erty, mul­ti­ple stolen ve­hi­cles and mul­ti­ple pieces of lawn equip­ment,” said NCSO Sgt. Cort­ney Mor­ri­son.

Steven’s wife, Vicki Foster, 52, was at the home at

the time and was also charged with pos­ses­sion. Mor­ri­son said Vicki Foster also had a firearm “in her con­trol,” lo­cated in the same room as her.

Mor­ri­son said ad­di­tional metham­phetamine was found, but there was no lab lo­cated on the premises.

“Do we see this amount of drugs all the time? No,” Mor­ri­son said de­scrib­ing the quan­tity of drugs at the res­i­dence. “But is it the first time we’ve seen this much? No.”

The case is still un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion, with mul­ti­ple ju­ris­dic­tions in­volved due to the fact that some of the stolen prop­erty was from other coun­ties.

Steven Foster was charged with theft by re­ceiv­ing stolen prop­erty; own­ing, op­er­at­ing or con­duct­ing a chop shop, pos­ses­sion of a firearm or knife dur­ing com­mis­sion of or at­tempt to com­mit a crime; traf­fick­ing in co­caine; il­le­gal drugs, mar­i­juana or metham­phetamine; driv­ing with­out a valid li­cense; no proof of in­sur­ance; and know­ingly driv­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle on suspended, can­celed or re­voked reg­is­tra­tion.

Vickie Foster was charged with pos­ses­sion of a firearm or knife dur­ing com­mis­sion of or at­tempt to com­mit crime; own­ing, op­er­at­ing or con­duct­ing a chop shop; theft by re­ceiv­ing stolen prop­erty; traf­fick­ing in il­le­gal drugs, mar­i­juana or metham­phetamine; re­ceipt and pos­ses­sion or trans­fer of firearm by con­victed felon.

“It all stems from a traf­fic stop [that] bal­looned into other crimes,” Mor­ri­son said. “It goes to show you be­ing proac­tive with traf­fic con­trol and traf­fic en­force­ment leads to the other ac­tiv­i­ties also.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.