by Emily Waldrep
Four Ivanhoe residents were arrested on drug charges this month after an investigation by the Tyler County Sheriff's Department revealed that there was possibly a large amount of drugs and drug paraphernalia in their home.
According to Phil Ryan of the Tyler County Sheriff's Department, on May 4, 2014, Tyler County Sheriff's deputies wrote a search warrant for a residence on Galahad Loop in Ivanhoe after a five-month investigation, composed of tips and officer information. After a judge signed the warrant and deputies arrived at the residence, they located four adults inside the main house and one adult inside a guest apartment on the property.
The four adults inside the residence were identified as James Andrew Moran, age 43, of Ivanhoe; Robert Carroll Taylor, age 72, of Ivanhoe; Rachel Wagoner Cassie, age 28, of Ivanhoe; and, Cassandra Jean Dobbins, age 30, also of Ivanhoe.
They were all taken out of the home and searched. The residence was also searched and photographed by deputies. A large amount of drugs, drug paraphernalia, and cash was found inside the residence, including a meth pipe, powder residue, empty baggies, prescription pills with torn or scratched off labels, a case with a large amount of methamphetamine, several meth straws, marijuana pipe, digital scale, .32 caliber revolver, syringes and marijuana.
Moran was charged with Manufacture or Delivery of Substance Penalty Group One - 1st degree felony and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Class C Misdemeanor.
Taylor was charged with Manufacture or Delivery of Substance Penalty Group One - 1st degree felony and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Class C Misdemeanor.
Cassie was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group One - 1st degree felony, Failure to Identify - class B misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – class C misdemeanor.
Dobbins was charged with Possession of Marijuana - Class B misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Class C misdemeanor.