A man caught operating a meth trafficking house on Winding Way has been given nine years, while his partner in crime has been placed on probation for two years.
The man, Anthony Russell Osborne, 27, was the resident who lived at the Winding Way home lawmen raided. He was given a nine-year sentence and must pay $2,000 plus costs for delivery of meth and grand theft. His friend, also at the house when the raid happened, Brianna Marie Finger, 23, was granted a two-year judicial diversion on the charge of being an accessory after the fact.
As a provision on the Osborne sentence, he will be allowed into the adult recovery program which, if he finishes it successfully, may reduce the time he will have to spend behind bars.
According to sheriff’s investigator Steve Carpenter, a search warrant was served on Osborne’s Winding Way residence were four suspects were found inside.
“There were people in the residence in possession of approximately seven grams of methamphetamine,” Carpenter said, noting Osborne admitted ownership. “He admitted to selling the meth to those subjects.”
A search of the house revealed numerous baggies and scales, supporting Osborne’s confession he was selling meth. A container was also located in the bathroom containing another 1.5 grams of meth.
At the same time Osborne was being busted, lawmen searched a vehicle belonging to Michael James Hill that was parked outside.
“Located in Mr. Hill’s car was a safe containing baggies, digital scales and a bag of meth weighing eight grams,” Carpenter said. Also found in the car was Zachery Tyler Sartain, who was sitting in the backseat. A gram of meth was found next to where he was sitting.
The discoveries were not over even when deputies took the four to jail. During booking, officers found two bags of meth, weighing a combined seven grams, on Finger’s person. She had been arrested after she was found in the house in possession of pills for which she did not have a prescription.
The remaining members of the four have cases pending.