Bond denied for 3 of 5 arrested in drug search

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Five people arrested in a south Augusta home where narcotics investigators seized several ounces of cocaine and a number of weapons appeared in court Friday for bond hearings.

Based on their prior drug convictions, Senior Judge Bernard J. Mulherin Sr. denied bond for Kendrick A. Redfield, 30; Travis L. Shubert, 25; and Stevonn C. Payne, 21. He set $60,000 bonds for Latrell D. Shubert, 21, and Dantrell Crutcher, 22.

On Dec. 2, narcotics investigators executed a search warrant at a home in the 3100 block of Old McDuffie Road where a confidential source reported that a man known as "Brito" was selling cocaine. On Friday, Assistant District Attorney Rex Myers told the judge in Richmond County Superior Court that officers found powder and crack cocaine in the kitchen and in a bedroom. They also found eight handguns and rifles. Three of the confiscated weapons had been stolen, one reportedly in Las Vegas, Mr. Myers said.

The officers found 134 grams, nearly 5 ounces, of cocaine, Mr. Myers said. According to the search warrant, officers also confiscated $709 in cash, $260 in money orders and digital scales.

None of the accused lived at the Old McDuffie Road home, defense attorneys told the judge. The search warrant and related court documents do not include information about who lived in the home.

Mr. Redfield, Travis Shubert and Mr. Payne are all on probation for felony crimes. The Drug Enforcement Administration in Savannah, Ga., also has a 2008 case involving Travis Shubert, the prosecutor said Friday.

Mr. Payne had pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court last month. Aggravated assault charges were dropped to criminal damage to property and trespass in connection with a November 2006 shooting at the Jennings Home apartment complex. He was sentenced to four years' probation on Nov. 24.

According to earlier reports in The Augusta Chronicle, sheriff's investigators believed the shooting was a gang-related incident. No one was wounded.

Reach Sandy Hodson at (706) 823-3226 or sandy.hodson@augustachronicle.com

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tired of the crap
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tired of the crap 12/19/09 - 03:24 am
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lock their azzes up fer good

lock their azzes up fer good and throw away the key.

trouble706isBack
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trouble706isBack 12/19/09 - 04:02 am
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They should not have gotten

They should not have gotten bond. None of them should have. As some of you already know, I have lived that life. I am not proud of it, but that doesn't change the fact that it is what it is. Now those that did receive a bond will only sell more drugs so that they will have money to pay their attorney fees.
And the end result? Someone's child doesn't come home due to a drug overdose. So, how is a drug dealer any different than a murderer? They are not. Once again, before Justus or any of the others start their rambling, I am not just spouting words. I lived the life of a drug addict for 20 years. I know what I am talking about.
It is not a Richmond county thing..It is not a columbia county thing. It is a Let's get tough on drugs thing where ever the dealers and users are. That is the only way that we will ever see a difference.
As long as we have law enforcement that will turn their head when it happens to be a female addict that they are sleeping with, life in the CSRA will never be completely normal.
Once again, before you start with the "I don't know what I am talking about" YES I DO. I lived it. I saw it. I loved it....Now I hate it and want to see it change.

robbie1
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robbie1 12/19/09 - 04:56 am
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Glad you got out, Trouble.

Glad you got out, Trouble. Many don't and the above story will be theirs. The names of too many of my former friends have been in articles just like this one.

justus4
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justus4 12/19/09 - 05:30 am
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Last week there were eight

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Last week there were eight people caught making and probably attempting to sell meth. There were only two charges and no mention of weapons, but there were no issues with the bond. This was surprising because it appeared to be a big time meth operation. Of course the facts are different, but the theme is consistent throughout this failed judical system - guess where the failures are...

enana031
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enana031 12/19/09 - 07:33 am
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Another example of sorry no

Another example of sorry no good thugs who pollute society with drugs because they are too lazy to work. Throw the book at them and the ones out there who will take their place. Continue to stand up against crime citizens and report these low lifes!

ONLY THE TRUTH
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ONLY THE TRUTH 12/19/09 - 07:40 am
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justus4---Are you assuming

justus4---Are you assuming that these gentlemen are of color and that had something to do with them being denied bond?? They were on probation for other felonies. What would you have the judge do??? Do you agree that race shouldn't matter or should people of color get off easier because one of their ancestors was a slave?? Do tell........

robbie1
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robbie1 12/19/09 - 08:01 am
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OK, I'll bite... Where are

OK, I'll bite... Where are the failures in the juducial system?

tdp
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tdp 12/19/09 - 09:30 am
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Justus4......Different

Justus4......Different counties!

Notreally
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Notreally 12/19/09 - 10:10 am
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It started snowing last night

It started snowing last night around 7:30 and has beensince *UGH*

littlejohnny
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littlejohnny 12/19/09 - 11:02 am
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For one of the idiot posters,

For one of the idiot posters, It could be due to your bros haveing prior convictions for drugs, duh and the methheads being arrested for the first time.

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 12/19/09 - 11:46 am
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Whatever it takes, get them

Whatever it takes, get them out of Richmond County. I'm sick and tired of the trail of destruction they leave.

Pu239
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Pu239 12/19/09 - 01:38 pm
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Something seems a little out

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Something seems a little out of order here....$100K of nose candy and less than $1000 dollars in "liquid assets?" Things that make you go HMMMMmm....

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 12/19/09 - 04:34 pm
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Hey, it's a tough economy.

Hey, it's a tough economy.

sueboo418
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sueboo418 12/20/09 - 12:48 pm
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Justus tell us where the

Justus tell us where the failures are, we all just want to hear your wonderful words of wisdom......NOT!!!! I wish they would ban you from writing ANYTHING. I think you must take a hit or a snort of something before you write this crap!!!

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