By Patrick Yost, Editor
By Patrick Yost editor A waitress and two other suspects have been arrested and charged with conspiracy after they allegedly arranged and facilitated the sale of $100 worth of marijuana to a customer, who happened to be a confidential informant for the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.
According to Capt. Chris Bish, Criminal Investigations Division, Stephanie Mason, 30, Madison, was arrested on October 21 and charged with conspiracy and use of a communication device to commit a crime.
Bish said investigators, responding to a complaint, sent a confidential informant into Amici’s restaurant on April 10. During the visit, Bish said, the informant allegedly made contact with Mason who then, Bish said, made a phone call from the restaurant and directed the informant to the Billups Street residence of Matthew and Sara Minton.
Bish said while at the Billups Street residence, the informant and the Mintons were under surveillance.
Sara Minton, 34, allegedly transported the informant to a second undisclosed location where he reportedly purchased $100 worth of marijuana.
Matthew and Sara Minton turned themselves into Morgan County authorities on Monday and are being held at the Morgan County Detention Center without bond pending a first appearance hearing before a magistrate judge.
Mathew Minton, 43, is charged with being party to a crime and Sara Minton is charged with the sale of marijuana.
Bish said “there was no evidence or indication that the owners or management of Amici’s were aware of Ms. Mason’s activities.” All charges against the three suspects are felony counts, Bish said.