By Patrick Yost editor
Four people were arrested and charged with methamphetamine charges after a Madison detective observed suspicious behavior in the back parking lot of the Madison–Morgan Cultural Center last Thursday. Adam Moss, 36, Greensboro; Jena Day, 22, Madison; Stephanie Callaway, 33, Madison and Cicognac Rivers, 25, Madison were all charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. Moss was also charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime when officers found a loaded AR 15 on the passenger seat of his Honda. They also found a loaded .22 rifle in the trunk. According to Det. Wes Thompson, Thompson said he observed Moss’ Honda and a green Ford Expedition driven by Day parked in an odd way in the cultural center parking lot. He said he stopped and asked Moss what was going on and Moss allegedly told Thompson he was attempting to complete a drug transaction with Rivers and the occupants of the Ford.
Thompson said he requested back–up and when other officers arrived a bag of suspected methamphetamine was found near the Ford. The bag contained eight individual smaller bags of suspected methamphetamine. Thompson initiated the investigation at approximately 11 a.m., he said, when he observed Moss’ Honda partially blocking the Ford. Day was also charged with an added possession of methamphetamine charge after deputies at the Morgan County Detention Center found a small amount of suspected methamphetamine on her person when she was being processed into the jail. Thompson said further information gathered during the investigation led police back to the parking lot on Sunday. He said officers found another bag of suspected methamphetamine within 20 feet of where the vehicles had been parked. The bag of approximately 8 grams of suspected methamphetamine was found under a Magnolia tree, he said.