Four men ended up in jail after allegedly possessing marijuana with the intention of distributing it.
Shaquill O’Bryant Barber, 17, 120 Dover Road, Union; James Stanley Holmes, 20, 209 Lawson Avenue, Union; Jamarcus Dewayne Gregory, 20, 406 Eisontown Road, Jonesville; and William Earl Hall Jr., 208 Lawson Avenue, Union, are each charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana within a half-mile of a park.
The incident report states that on April 4, deputies and officers of the Union Public Safety Department executed a drug search warrant at 108 O’Shields St., Union. A deputy announced the presence of law enforcement and attempted to open the door to the residence but found it was locked. Another deputy then forced the door open and once inside deputies found four black males later identified as Barber, Holmes, Gregory, and Hall sitting around a coffee table rolling a blunt. Near the blunt was a black pocket-size scale.
All four men were then searched and the report states a deputy found a quantity of marijuana and a black digital pocket scale in Gregory’s left cargo pocket. Another deputy confiscated a total of $276 from a pair of pants found on the floor and from underneath a ball cap on a dresser in the bedroom. A third deputy confiscated $90 from Holmes’ right front pocket.
While searching the residence, the report states a deputy found a quantity of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana in clear plastic bags underneath a couch in the living room near Barber, Holmes, Gregory, and Hall.
All four men were then placed under arrest and transported to jail.
The report states the possession with intent to distribute within a half-mile from a park is due to the suspects’ proximity to City Park.
Unlawful Conduct Toward A Child
A Union woman was arrested after she allegedly left three young children in a car while she went to use a tanning bed.
April Lynn Hudson, 25, 112 Pinewood Drive, Union, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with unlawful conduct toward a child.
The incident report states an officer was dispatched Monday afternoon to 719 N. Duncan Bypass, Union, in reference to two small children in a vehicle with no adult present. The officer was advised that the vehicle was a charcoal grey Honda parking in front of the Tanning Salon. When the officer arrived, the report states he found a white female, later identified as Hudson, standing at the driver’s side door of the vehicle. The officer advised Hudson of the nature of the call he had received and asked her who long she’d been inside the Tanning Salon. The report states Hudson said she’d been inside for approximately five minutes.
The officer observed then observed there were three children in the vehicle and asked Hudson their ages. Hudson said the children were seven months, two years, and 10 years old, respectively, and that she’d left the two younger children to be attended to by the oldest child.
The report states the officer then spoke to two employees of the Tanning Salon who said that when she’d entered the building, Hudson had been advised it would be a 15-20 minute wait before she a tanning bed would be available. Both women said Hudson remained in the salon for 15-20 minutes before entering a tanning bed. They said they believed Hudson was in the bed for 10-11 minutes before one of them turned it off. The employee said she turned it off when a woman brought a young girl in looking for Hudson. She said Hudson was then advised she was needed outside. Both employees estimated that Hudson had been inside without the children for approximately 30-40 minutes.
The officer then spoke with Hudson again, telling her she was under arrest for unlawful conduct toward a child. Hudson was then transported to jail.
The report states the officer also spoke with the complainant who said she’d observed two small children in the grey Honda as she walked by. She said another woman also observed the children and told her that Hudson was in the tanning bed. The woman she used her cellphone to call 911. After finishing the call, the complainant said she observed an older child come out of the Tanning Salon and was advised by the other woman that the child had also been in the vehicle but had gotten out, triggering the car alarm. The complainant said the child had approached her and asked if she’d called the police and then started to cry. She said when Hudson came out of the salon she walked to a nearby store to avoid a confrontation.
The report states the children were placed in the custody of relatives who the officer advised of the incident. The Department of Social Services advised that they would initiate a follow-up investigation.