Saturday, December 3, 2016

West Virginia: Thomas Brooks and his wife Sarah Brooks arrested, accused of running a heroin drug house while neglecting their children and pets

WEST VIRGINIA -- Two Huntington parents and an accused Michigan heroin dealer were arrested after Huntington police executed a search warrant on a suspected drug house Thursday in the 1600 block of Artisan Avenue.

Police also discovered a malnourished dog tied up outside during the raid as well as two small girls and two kittens.

Thomas Orie Brooks, 28, and Sarah Elizabeth Brooks, 26, of Huntington, are each charged with maintaining a drug dwelling, child abuse creating risk of injury and cruelty to animals, all misdemeanors.

Sedric Lavert Phillips, 22, of Pontiac, Michigan, is charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

Police informants had purchased heroin from the residence twice in months prior to the raid, complaints state, including at least once from Phillips. He was arrested inside the home with approximately a gram of heroin and more than $500 cash.

Upon entry Thursday, police found two small girls, ages 6 and 3, in the home with no running water, heat source, minimal food, and an exposed electrical panel with bare wires within their reach. 

A malnourished boxer was found outside "starving" and "on a very short chain" with no food or water source within reach, and two small kittens were found inside the residence.

The two girls were turned over to Cabell County Child Protective Services, and the pets were taken by Animal Control.

Thomas Brooks, Sarah Brooks and Phillips were transported to Western Regional Jail at 4:20 p.m. Friday. Phillips' bond was $50,000 cash and the Brookses were each issued a $30,000 cash bond.

Full Name: Thomas Orie Brooks
Gender: Male
Birthdate: 08/17/1988
Height: 6'00"
Weight: 145 lbs
Arrest Age: 28
Date: 12/01/2016
Arresting Agency: Cabell County, West Virginia
NOTES: PTM Pretrial Misdemeanor

NOTES: PTM Pretrial Misdemeanor

NOTES: PTM Pretrial Misdemeanor


Full Name: Sarah Elizabeth Brooks
Gender: Female
Birthdate: 03/10/1990
Height: 5'05"
Weight: 135 lbs
Arrest Age: 26
Date: 12/01/2016
Arresting Agency: Cabell County
#1 POSS C\S-1
NOTES: PTM Pretrial Misdemeanor

NOTES: PTM Pretrial Misdemeanor

NOTES: PTM Pretrial Misdemeanor

(Herald Dispatch - Dec 2, 2016)