Cases brought before District Judge John Gauntt on Friday, Aug 19th, numbered 36. As usual, the drug cases were the greatest population on the docket. There were 20 of them, with an even dozen cases of possession of a controlled substance under a gram (usually meth). We are always most interested in the number of dealers being brought to justice. There were 2 cases of possession of 4 to 200grams, 1 of 4-400g, and 1 case for manufacture or delivery of the drugs. In the aggravated assault category there was 1 case of family violence and 2 cases of sexual contact or indecency with a child.
Theft? There were 4 burglary cases and 1 unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, along with a DWI and some evading arrest cases.