Pair arrested on meth charges | Crime
A traffic stop Saturday night ended with two people in custody on meth charges.
Around 11:45 p.m. Jackson County sheriff’s deputies were patrolling Highway 367 near Campbell Station when they initiated a traffic stop.
According to an email from the sheriff’s office, three people immediately jumped out of the car. One of the suspects then ran inside a nearby house.
The deputies followed the suspect and asked the homeowner if they could search the premises, according to the report.
During the search deputies reported finding approximately 2.5 grams of methamphetamine in the form of ICE, along with a pipe used to smoke meth and two syringes.
Deputies arrested Michael Bornhoft and Sarah Gates. Bornhoft was charged with driving on a suspended license, failure to dim lights, obstruction of governmental operations and possession of methamphetamine. Gates was charged with possession of methamphetamine and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.
The third subject was released without charge.
On Monday Bornhoft and Gates appeared in Newport District court where Judge Barbara A. Griffin set Bornhoft’s bond at $25,000. Bond for Gates was set at $10,000.
Both suspects are currently free on bond awaiting an appearance in Third Judicial Circuit Court on Wednesday, August 7.