Four charged in drug arrests in Waynesboro

policeThe Waynesboro Police Department arrested several individuals this week as part of its ongoing campaign against the use and sale of illicit drugs in the city.

In addition to the arrests, officers seized a handgun, over $2,000 in cash, marijuana, methamphetamine, as well as numerous drug use devices.  One item of contraband, however, is a new find for Waynesboro officers – rectal suppositories that had trace amounts of methamphetamine.

On May 24, 2016 at approximately 10:30 PM, an officer stopped a suspected drunk driver in the 600 block of West Broad Street.  Jerome Kerby Cauls, 31 years old of Waynesboro, was driving a 1996 Toyota Corolla when he was stopped for erratic driving. Cauls displayed signs of intoxication and was arrested for DUI.  The officer searched Cauls and the vehicle.  He found over $400 in cash, suspected marijuana, digital scales and a revolver.  Cauls now faces three charges:

  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol/3rd Offense in 10 years (f)
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon (f)
  • Possession of Marijuana (m)

On May 27 at approximately 5:30 p.m., members of the Waynesboro SWAT Team and the Special Operations Division raided 1612 Mason Street, a reputed meth house. Armed with a search warrant that was obtained by a patrol officer who used information from a recent arrest, officers entered the house and arrested three individuals, including the resident, of Possession of Methamphetamine.

In addition to methamphetamine, officers seized over $1,800 worth of cash and the two suppositories that had methamphetamine on them.

Arrested at the home and charged with felony Possession of Methamphetamine were:

  • Justin Edward Bailey, 23 years old of Afton
  • Jacqueline Nicole Spitler, 30 years old of Batesville
  • Charlotte Louise Scott, 57 years old of the residence

Cauls is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.  Scott is being held on a $1,000 bond.  Spitler and Bailey were released.


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