Search yields 4 drug arrests
Four people were charged with drug offenses Wednesday after authorities found marijuana and other drugs inside an Evans home.
Columbia County authorities executed a search warrant at a home at 4752 Mahoney Drive in Evans at about 5 p.m. They found 28.35 grams of marijuana and Adderall and Methadone pills in a bedroom, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris. In another bedroom, authorities found nearly a dozen marijuana plants in a closet with a security system.
In a backyard shed, deputies found 848.95 grams of marijuana concealed in a boat and walls of the shed with about $45,000 in cash, according to Morris.
The homeowner, Duane Edward Houk, 54, and his two sons, Blaze Elijah Houk, 25, and Storm E. Blue Houk, 20, all live at the Mahoney Drive home. They were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Duane Houk also faces a manufacturing marijuana charge and was being held in the Columbia County Detention Center on Thursday on a $32,700 bond, according to jail records.
Blaze Houk was being held on a $7,600 bond, according to jail records. Storm E. Houk also was charged with possession of Schedule II and IV drugs and was being held Thursday on a $15,200 bond.
Holly Colbert, 20, of Wynngate Drive in Martinez, was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of Schedule II and IV drugs. She was released after posting a $12,800 bond, according to jailers.
The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
Bathroom fixtures stolen
The coordinator of the Columbia County Library in Evans said Wednesday that someone has repeatedly stolen hardware from the library bathrooms.
The coordinator said Wednesday that it is the fourth time that it’s been found hardware missing from the bathrooms. It appears that someone goes into the public restrooms off the library lobby and removes screws from bathroom hardware and steals the hardware.
The equipment goes missing at random times of day and from different bathrooms in the building.
The deputy said it appears the thief is using small tools like pliers and screwdrivers to remove door and sink hardware.