Breckenridge Texan

Report: Sheriff arrests three suspected drug dealers, confiscates almost $3,000 worth of meth

Report: Sheriff arrests three suspected drug dealers, confiscates almost $3,000 worth of meth
November 25
15:46 2019

What started out as a civil matter between a mother and her son and daughter-in-law over a criminal trespassing violation turned into a major drug bust this weekend.

Timothy Mayberry

Stephens County Sheriff Will Holt arrested Callen Wimberley of Breckenridge, age 28, on Friday, Nov. 22, on charges related to possessing and dealing illegal drugs. The following day, his wife, Cheyenna Wimberley, age 28, and another Breckenridge man, Timothy “Sam” Mayberry, age 51, were arrested on similar drug dealing charges.

“By and large, it is much larger than some of our other (drug busts),” Holt said. “We’ve had several significant (arrests) this year, which led to manufacture and delivery charges, but a lot of those were one person at a time with amounts and packaging that indicate that they’re dealing drugs, not just possessing for personal use. But, with this one, it involved three people and two instances of large quantities of methamphetamine possessed at two different locations. And, the amounts are two to three times what we’ve had in our other manufacture and delivery arrests in 2019.”

Cheyenna Wimberley

According to the Complaint and Affidavit of Probable Cause for Arrest document, the original incident began on Friday afternoon when Callen Wimberley’s mother called law enforcement to report that she suspected her estranged daughter-in-law of being at her lake house despite being legally prohibited from going there.

When he arrived at the house on County Road 313 near Hubbard Creek Lake, Holt discovered Callen Wimberley and his “on-again off-again spouse” at the house. During the investigation, Holt allowed Wimberley’s wife to leave the scene to de-escalate the situation and prevent a confrontation between the two women.

With the home owner’s permission, Holt entered the house and subsequently searched the room in which Wimberley and his wife were discovered. He found suspected drugs in several locations in the bedroom. At the Sheriff’s Office, the substance was identified as 7.7 grams of methamphetamine. According to Holt, a typical drug user buys meth in one-tenth of a gram doses, making the drugs found at the lake house equal to about 77 doses or hits worth more than a total of $700.

Callen Wimberley

The affidavit also details that Holt found digital scales, a water bong and straws, all with meth residue on them. Additionally, he found three Oxycodone pills weighing a total of 1.3 grams.

Based on the evidence, Holt booked Callen Wimberley into the Stephens County Jail on charges of Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 equal to or more than 4 grams but less than 200 grams, which is a first degree felony, and Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 equal to or more than 1 gram but less than 4 grams (for the Oxycodone pills), which is a third degree felony.

Justice of the Peace Steve Spoon set Callen Wimberley’s bond at a total of $75,000, and he had bonded out of jail by Monday morning.

After Wimberley was arrested and his wife allowed to leave the lake house on Friday, a warrant was issued for her arrest based on the same charges that Wimberley was arrested for.

According to a second Complaint and Affidavit of Probable Cause for Arrest document, Holt and several other law enforcement officers went to Mayberry’s home on West Third Street because Cheyenna Wimberley’s car had been spotted there.

Holt’s report states that the house is known to law enforcement officers as a drug dealing location, and he asked three Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and two Breckenridge police officers, as well as three Stephens County deputies to assist in the arrest Saturday afternoon.

Among the items confiscated from the house on West Third Street by the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office were methamphetamine, a scoop, baggies and a BB handgun designed to look like a real gun, according to Sheriff Will Holt. (Photo courtesy of the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office)

The officers entered the home with Mayberry’s consent to arrest Wimberley and while inside they found a large amount of a clear and white crystal-like substance that field-tested positive as methamphetamine, according to the affidavit. The total amount of meth seized at the house was 19.8 grams, which has a street value in Breckenridge of almost $2,000, Holt reported. The officers also discovered several items common to drug dealers, including plastic baggies and a scooping spoon with drug residue on it. Additionally, they found a BB revolver and a BB rifle that were designed to look like real guns, according to the affidavit.

Both Cheyenna Wimberley and Mayberry were arrested on the spot and charged with Manufacture/ Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 equal to or more than 4 grams but less than 200 grams. Wimberley was also arrested on the two similar charges from Friday’s incident.

According to Holt, Mayberry has been arrested and convicted on drug and drug dealing-related charges several times in the past decade. He was last released from prison about two years ago and is currently on parole. Holt said he expects a parole violation warrant, aka a “blue warrant,” to be issued on Mayberry soon.

Cheyenna Wimberley has one previous drug possession conviction on her criminal record.

Spoon, the Stephens County JP, set bond at $100,000 each for Mayberry and Cheyenna Wimberley for Saturday’s arrests. Additionally, Cheyenna Wimberley has an additional $75,000 bond in place for the charges related to Friday’s incident. As of early Monday afternoon, they remain in the Stephens County jail.

Although the official charge in the arrests is for “manufacture/delivery” of the drugs, the Breckenridge people in this case are not suspected of the manufacturing the meth, just the delivery of it. Holt said the drugs are brought into Breckenridge from other cities, which act as hubs for the drug trade.

On Friday, Nov. 22, Sheriff Will Holt reportedly confiscated the above items at a house on Hubbard Creek Lake. According to his report, he found a variety of drug dealing and using paraphernalia, including meth, Oxycodone, scales, a straw and a water bong. (Photo courtesy of the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office)

 

Story by Carla McKeown and Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan

Cutline, top photo: A large quantity of methamphetamine was found at a known drug dealing house on West Third Street in Breckenridge, according to the sheriff’s affidavit. Based on Sheriff Will Holt’s description of how drugs are typically sold in Breckenridge, that amount of meth would have been enough for almost 200 one-tenth doses or hits of meth. (Photo courtesy of the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office)

 

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