A man claimed ownership of $5,240 worth of the meth found Friday morning during a drug raid at 214 40th St., according to testimony Tuesday in Columbus Recorder’s Court.
Louie Mattocks, 46, Paul Laney, 51, and Jacqueline Laney, 50, were arrested after members of the Metro Narcotics Task Force served a search warrant at the residence around 10 a.m. Friday.
Agent Ivan Rome with the Metro Narcotics Task Force said they searched Mattocks and Jacqueline’s bedroom and found 52.4 grams of meth (street value of $5,240), .6 grams of marijuana (street value of $6), three Xanax bars (street value of $30), five clonazepam pills (street value of $50) and four Ecstasy pills (street value of $60) along with baggies, scales and glass smoking devices.
Authorities said Mattocks claimed ownership of all of the contraband in the room. He pleaded not guilty to one count each of trafficking meth, possession of drug-related objects, possession of marijuana, possession of Ecstasy, possession of Xanax bars and clonazepam and drug-related objects.
Judge Julius Hunter ordered Mattocks held without bond in the Muscogee County Jail on most of his charges. He bound the case over to Superior Court.
The Laneys were charged in connection with the .5 grams of meth (street value of $50) and the glass smoking devices allegedly found in their possession. They face one count of possession of drug-related objects and possession of meth.
The Laneys were released from the jail on bond prior to Tuesday’s hearing.