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Four Ivanhoe residents jailed on drug charges

Drugs, money and drug paraphernalia confiscated from Ivanhoe home during a drug raid May 4.Drugs, money and drug paraphernalia confiscated from Ivanhoe home during a drug raid May 4.

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.