ACPD arrests four on drug charges


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Four Ark City residents were arrested on drug charges Monday, according to a news release from the Ark City Police Department Friday.

“Officers of the Arkansas City Police Department took a proactive step in addressing illegal drug problems within the community by surveilling a residence recognized for possible drug activity,” the police department said.

During surveillance, the ACPD says officers observed a vehicle with an illegal temporary license plate leaving a residence in the 700 Block of E. Central Ave. Officers made a traffic stop on the suspected vehicle in the 200 Block of North D Street.

The vehicle’s driver was identified as 26-year-old Monica Chaney. It was soon discovered that Chaney had a suspended driver’s license.

The vehicle’s passenger was found to be Ashley Webb, 29, also of Ark City.

A search of the vehicle by officers led to the discovery of illegal drugs, the news release said. Both occupants were arrested, and upon further investigation, Cowley County District Court granted a search warrant for the residence Chaney and Webb had just left.

Officers executed the search warrant at the residence and located 24-year-old Hailey Holmes hiding in the crawl space of the residence. Holmes was arrested on an outstanding felony District Court Warrant.

The residence was searched, and items of illegal drug use were discovered. The resident, Brandon Bratcher, 38, was arrested.

Chaney remains in custody at the Cowley County Jail, the ACPD said Friday.

Her charges include possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Additionally, she faces charges for driving with a suspended license (3rd offense), transporting an open container, and having no proof of insurance.

Her bond was set at $6,100.

Webb has been released from the Cowley County Jail following charges of possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia, as well as a violation of transporting an open container. Bond for Webb was $4,800.

Bratcher remains incarcerated in the Cowley County Jail due to charges of possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. His bond is $4,500.

Holmes has been released from custody following a warrant from Ark City District Court and a felony charge of interference with a law enforcement officer. Bond for Holmes was set at $12,000.