Felony drug arrests

Top row from left: James D. Gabbert, Priscilla M. Cummins and Trace A. Harvey. Bottom row, from left: David C. Corbin, Markel V. Robinson and Chandler P. Griffith.

MARYVILLE, Mo. — Maryville Public Safety has reported via social media that officers have made a number of felony drug arrests in recent days.

On Jan. 14, according to the report, Officer Sean Gomez stopped Markel V. Robinson, 22, for an alleged traffic violation. 

Results of a subsequent investigation claim Robinson was allegedly in possession of more than 35 grams of marijuana. 

The suspect was charged with Class D felony possession of a controlled substance.

A second incident occurred Feb. 5 when Officer Adam James stopped James D. Gabbert, 42, for operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. 

That investigation, authorities claim, showed Gabbert was allegedly in possession of both marijuana and methamphetamine. 

The suspect was charged with Class E felony delivery of 35 grams or less of marijuana, Class D felony possession of a controlled substance and felony operation of a vehicle on a highway without a valid license in a third or subsequent offense.

During a third incident, on Feb. 6, MPS Sgt. Wayne Wilson stopped Priscilla M. Cummins, 19, following an alleged traffic violation, and reported that Cummins was allegedly in possession of more than 35 grams of marijuana. 

The suspect was charged with Class C felony delivery of a controlled substance and Class D felony possession of a controlled substance.

The final incident also occurred Feb. 6 when MPS Sgt. Mike Stolte stopped Chandler P. Griffith, 19, for an alleged traffic violation and reported that Griffith was allegedly in possession of more than 35 grams of marijuana. 

Griffith and a passenger, Trace A. Harvey, 20, were charged Class C felony delivery of a controlled substance and Class D felony possession of a controlled substance. 

In a related arrest, David C. Corbin, 19, was charged with Class C felony of delivery of a controlled substance and Class D felony possession of a controlled substance.

The suspects’ incarceration status and bond amounts were not immediately available. 

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Staff writer Anthony Brown can be reached at tbrown@maryvilledailyforum.com or by calling the newspaper at 660.562.2424.