Three people were taken into custody Tuesday night in Red Oak, after a search warrant was executed at a residence in the 1000-block of East Washington Avenue. Red Oak Police say nearly 390-grams of a substance suspected to be marijuana, $4,260 in currency, a .25-caliber handgun and numerous items of drug paraphernalia were seized during the search, which was conducted at 10:15-p.m..
59-year old Ricky Allen Straw, of Red Oak, was charged with 3 felony counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance/Marijuana, along with felony Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Deliver, felon in possession of a firearm, a drug tax stamp violation, as well as 2 counts of Child Endangerment (Aggravated misdemeanors), a Serious misdemeanor charge of Gathering where controlled substances are unlawfully used, and a simple misdemeanor charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Straw was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $5,000 bond.
44-year old Susan Elaine Rooker, of Red Oak, faces 2 counts of Child Endangerment, along with Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia charges. Her bond was set at $2,000. And, 22-year old Tiffany Renee Fulcher, of Red Oak, was cited for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Officials say two children were removed from the home and placed in the custody and control of a family member. The investigation continues, and additional charges are pending. Red Oak Police were assisted in their investigation and search of the home, by deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and a Cass County K-9 unit.