Officers find drugs, a pistol and stolen vehicles
FOREST CITY — Two individuals were taken into custody on Thursday after deputies with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office received information of drug activity taking place at the Quality Inn, room 206, in Forest City.
According to the police report, Deputies J. Dunn, J. McCraw and M. McCracken went to the Quality Inn and spoke with the occupants of the room, Hoss Hicks, 34, and Alicia Nicole Hicks, 21.
After being invited into the room deputies noticed narcotics lying on the bed, while a third occupant of the room, 32-year-old Jeffery Davis Haga, drove up and exited a vehicle which had been reported stolen, according to the report.
As a result of their search, deputies discovered 13.2 grams of a crystal-like substance, $2,525 in U.S. currency banded together, a .22 caliber North American Arms pistol, various drug paraphernalia, stolen mail and other stolen property inside the room. Two stolen vehicles were also recovered by deputies.
Haga and Alicia Hicks were charged in the incident.
Haga, who gave an address of Rosecrest Road in Spartanburg, S.C., was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He received a $75,000 secured bond.
Alicia Hicks, who gave an address of Peaceful Valley Road in Spartanburg, S.C., was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, two counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of a firearm by a felon. Her secured bond was set at $110,000.
Warrants have been issued for the third suspect, Hoss Hicks, whose last known address is Rough and Ready Road in Chadbourn. He is a white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 150 pounds, bald-headed with tattoos on both sides of his neck.
He is wanted for possession of methamphetamine with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver, possession of marijuana and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
Anyone knowing the location of Hoss Hicks is asked to call their local law enforcement agency, 911 or Crime Stoppers of Rutherford County at 828-286-TIPS (8477).
Sheriff's offices in Rutherford, Greenville, Spartanburg and Cherokee County as well as the U.S. Postal Inspection Service are continuing to investigate the case.