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Two arrested on drug charges after traffic stop

November 24, 2018

HUNTINGTON - The following information was provided by criminal complaints filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court:

Two people were arrested on drug-related charges following a traffic stop for a defective brake light around 4:07 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of U.S. 60 and Roby Road.

Taylor Marie Ramey, 20, was jailed at 6:15 p.m. Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged her with wanton endangerment, four counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, two counts of conspiracy, and misdemeanors for no operators, no insurance and defective equipment. Bond was set at $116,600.

Houston Andrew Cook, 18, was jailed at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and conspiracy. Bond was set at $115,000.

According to the complaint, a state trooper conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle Ramey was allegedly operating due to a defective brake light. Ramey was allegedly operating the vehicle with no valid driver’s license and no insurance and initially provided a false name and date of birth as identification.

Police located a “large” amount of marijuana on Cook’s person and cocaine and several prescription medications on Ramey’s person and in a purse she claimed belonged to her.

Officers recovered $2,141 in cash and approximately five grams of suspected cocaine, 12 grams of marijuana, five and two halves of Xanax tablets and two Klonopin tablets.

The following information was provided by police reports from the Huntington Police Department:

The Huntington Police Department listed eight new incident reports in the 24-hour period ending at 3 p.m. Friday, according to the printout released by the department. However, the individual police reports were not made available, so these are the only known details:

Robbery - first degree, 4 a.m. Friday, 2700 block of Emmons Avenue.

Discharging firearm in city limits, 9:49 p.m. Thursday, 3000 block of 3rd Avenue.

Petit larceny, 8 p.m. Wednesday, 1500 block of 6th Avenue.

Breaking and entering auto, 11 p.m. Wednesday, 1500 block of Upland Road.

Petit larceny, 3:57 a.m. Thursday, 2200 block of Marcum Terrace.

Suspended/revoked license - DUI first and second offense, domestic battery, 2:20 a.m. Thursday, 3800 block of 4th Avenue, Guyandotte.

Assault, 1:10 a.m. Thursday, 1500 block of Madison Avenue.

Warrant service/execution, domestic battery, 12:52 a.m. Thursday, 200 block of 5th Avenue.

The following information was provided by booking records kept at Western Regional Jail:

Jason Blaine Staats, 26, was jailed at 6:15 p.m. Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with burglary, entry of building other than a dwelling, obstructing, grand larceny and petit larceny. Bond was set at $55,000.

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