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Pair indicted for meth, child endangerment
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Foster
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Elkins

Two individuals were indicted during January’s meeting of the grand jury for charges ranging from two counts of child endangerment to possession of meth.

Cody Jeremiah Elkins, 26, was indicted on 12 different charges with seven of those being received after a neighbor called the police complaining of a dog running wild in her yard. Upon reaching the scene, officers discovered over half a gram of meth, schedule VI pills and marijuana while two young children were inside the residence.

Kaitlynn Morgan Foster, 30, was also indicted for seven of the same charges as Elkins, with those being possession of over half a gram of meth, possession of marijuana for resale, possession of schedule VI pills, two counts of child endangerment, possession of drug paraphernalia and dogs running at large. 

The first case occurred when officer Brad Hall was called to a home on Beta Street for a complaint of dogs running at large. When Hall went to speak with the dogs’ owners, he detected an odor of marijuana when Kaitlynn Foster opened the door. 

Hall questioned her about the smell and requested to search the apartment. Hall was denied access, but was granted a search warrant. Elkins and two children, ages 3 and 5, were located inside. 

Upon searching the home, Hall and other officers discovered four bags of marijuana, 66 yellow capsules identified as Gabapentin, numerous plastic sealable bags, a marijuana grinder, three digital scales with residue on them and two glass pipes.

The pills and marijuana grinder were in reach of the children, resulting in both Elkins and Foster being charged with two counts of child endangerment, along with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, possession of Gabapentin and possession of methamphetamine over half a gram and dogs running at large.

Elkins also received separate charges including possession of meth, evading arrest in a vehicle, manufacturing, selling or delivering meth, simple possession of marijuana and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Charges occurred when detective Eddie Colwell attempted to perform a traffic stop on Elkins after observing him driving and knowing he had numerous warrants out of Warren County. Colwell activated his sirens, and followed Elkins for approximately 750 yards. Elkins pulled into a driveway, the vehicle was searched and a dollar bill with meth residue was found. He was taken into custody and transported to the Sheriff’s Department.

Less than a month and a half later, deputy Brystol Davis conducted a traffic stop on Elkins when the vehicle he was driving crossed over the fog line on Faulkner Springs Road. 

The passenger was discovered to have an active criminal summons. Davis asked for consent to search the vehicle and was denied. Once deputy Jared Jacobs arrived with the summons, he told Davis he smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. 

Elkins admitted to having marijuana in his pocket, and during a search of the car, Jacobs located a plastic bag with approximately six grams of meth under the driver’s seat. Elkins was arrested for manufacturing, selling or delivering meth since the substance was located beneath his seat. A scale and small notebook ledger were found in the trunk. He was arrested and taken to Warren County Jail.

Both Elkins and Foster will appear for arraignment in Circuit Court on Wednesday, Jan. 22.