Was the bonding agent guy like Dog from the TV show? We can only hope:
An employee for a bonding agent looking for a missing defendant last July led to the arrest of four people on methamphetamine charges, authorities said.
Three of those people pleaded guilty to their charges on Tuesday while the fourth had her charges shelved, said Assistant District Attorney Don Kelly.
The arrests stemmed from the bonding company agent going to a 13th Avenue home on July 20 because someone hadn’t shown up for court, the prosecutor said.
“He went to the house,” Kelly said. “He smelled a chemical smell. He recognized that it was probably related to meth.”
The agent called the Metro Narcotics Task Force, who then got consent to search the home, Kelly said. They found a bag with ingredients used to make meth and items that appeared to be in the process of becoming the drug, he added.
Sabrina Myrick, 29, rented the home along with her husband, Charles Myrick, 30, and two children. Howard D. Oneal, 41, said items found in the home were his, Kelly said.
A fourth person, 22-year-old Ashley N. Howard, was initially arrested, though the charges against her were put on the dead docket.
Sabrina and Charles Myrick and Oneal pleaded guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine in the presence of children and attempted possession/manufacture/distribution of methamphetamine, court records state. The two men were sentenced to five years in prison, followed by 10 on probation. Sabrina Myrick was sentenced to 10 years’ probation and must undergo drug treatment at a day-reporting facility, Kelly said.