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Four charged in drug raid
Deputies: Evictee had jar of marijuana in plain sight




Wilson County sheriff’s deputies arrested four people on drug charges in a Thursday raid and say they caught a woman being evicted from her home with a jar full of marijuana.

Deputies in black body armor swept through a home at 3227 Corbett Ave. outside Wilson and say they seized marijuana, prescription painkillers and drug paraphernalia while executing a search warrant there.

"We are committed to fighting drug sales and distribution within our county,” Sheriff Calvin Woodard Jr. said in a statement. "The job is not easy, but it is worthwhile to ensure that our community is getting the best service by this office. We won’t allow this to continue, and we are not going to lay idle and wait for the drugs to come to us — we are going after them.”

Members of the sheriff’s office Special Response Team led a Wednesday morning search of the Corbett Avenue home. Seven deputies clad in tactical gear and armed with high-powered rifles stood in the driveway as detectives scoured the small two-story house.

Two young children sat in lawn chairs in front of the house. Deputies said the kids were visiting relatives, and their family soon arrived to pick them up.

Deputies seized methamphetamine, marijuana, oxycodone pills, rolling papers, scales and pipes from the home, according to arrest warrants.

A woman, her boyfriend, her daughter and the daughter’s domestic partner were all led from the home in handcuffs. Arrest warrants indicate all four defendants live there.

Deputies arrested 40-year-old Saul Raya Gonzalez and his girlfriend, 45-year-old Cathy Diane Capps, along with Capps’s 19-year-old daughter, Gabriella Diane Limon, and Limon’s partner, 20-year-old Emily Carol Boykin.

Limon is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, felony and misdemeanor marijuana possession, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was booked into the Wilson County Detention Center under a $3,000 secured bond.

Boykin faces one count each of possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana and felony and misdemeanor marijuana possession. She was jailed under a $3,000 bond.

Capps is charged with two counts of maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance and one count of possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana. A magistrate set her bond at $1,500.

Gonzalez is charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance. He has a $2,500 bond and will be jailed until federal authorities verify his immigration status.

"I highly praise the hard work of the women and men of this office,” Woodard said. "They have and always will answer to all complaints made about illegal narcotic sales in Wilson County. There is also a safety issue with the drugs around the children located at the residence.”

Deputies arrested a 28-year-old Wilson woman late Thursday morning when they allegedly found marijuana in the house from which they had arrived to evict her.

Kyonetta Tarmeka Barnes of 3505 Christopher Drive Northwest had a Mason jar filled with marijuana buds, Woodard said. She’s also accused of having cocaine.

The sheriff said a deputy serving her with eviction papers smelled marijuana and saw the jar in plain sight.

"He was doing an eviction anyway, so they had the right to be inside the residence,” Woodard said.

Deputies led Barnes out of the home with her hands cuffed in front of her waist. She sniffled and sobbed as they walked her to a waiting patrol car.

Barnes is charged with maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She also was served with two counts of failure to appear in court on a misdemeanor charge.

A magistrate ordered Barnes jailed under a $4,500 secured bond.

corey@wilsontimes.com | 265-7821
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to tax payer and others said...

I spoke to deputies that were let go or decided to leave the sheriff office. These deputies stated that they were restricted and that things at the sheriff office were a mess. you let me know if your happy the way things are run up there?????????

Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 4:39 PM
To taxpayer said...

Sorry but we do. Apologize to my Sheriff to post. But we all do. You must be a former employee lying on us. How about you rehire yourself come back and quit lying on us. You fake your name and your information but jealousy is a bliss. Good luck sir and hope you find happiness. Smh. Haters

Saturday, July 06, 2013 at 1:43 PM
tax payers say said...

I wish Sheriff Woodard would let his narcotic guys and patrol deputies to work drugs. I heard when they get info they have to go through Sheriff Woodard first ,that's why we the people don't see a lot of drug arrests. What a waste of money.....

Saturday, July 06, 2013 at 12:02 AM
Am said...

Glad they were all in good shape just in case they made a dash for freedom. WDT always right there reporting the important stories. Thanks.

Thursday, July 04, 2013 at 4:20 PM
Karma said...

Why is the woman crying?? Did she not think that she was posessing something illegal and could potentially get caught? Apparently not, so suck it up and realize that you learned a valuable lesson today. Crime doesn't pay. But hey...at least you will have a roof over your head tonight. Too bad it's a jail cell.

Thursday, July 04, 2013 at 9:15 AM
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