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December 2, 2012

Burglary investigation leads to multiple arrests



The 23-year-old Phillpott himself is facing a felony firearms charge as well as 2 drug charges filed on Nov. 9, but it is unclear whether that charge stems directly from the investigation into the stolen guns.

Laubhan said that since the investigation is ongoing he couldn't comment about whether Phillpott's case was connected.

However, the affidavit filed with Phillpott's charge show that his home was searched on Nov. 8, just one day after investigators spoke with Chumley and searched Stricker's residence.

The affidavit doesn't explain why Phillpott's home was searched, but lists what items were allegedly discovered in the search:

•    a blue, transparent waterproof box which contained a green, leafy substance

•    a clear, plastic bottle labeled “Wicked X” which contained miscellaneous pills

•    3 plastic bags each containing a white, crystallized substance, with the bags having a combined weight in excess of 20 grams; a field test performed on one of these plastic bags allegedly showed a positive result for methamphetamine

•    2 firearms, including a .22 caliber revolver and a box with 50 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition, and a .32 caliber Kel-Tec handgun and 6 rounds of .32 caliber ammunition

The affidavit does not describe the either of the 2 firearms as being stolen.

Because of the alleged evidence discovered in the search, Phillpott faces felony charges of trafficking in illegal drugs-methamphetamine, possessing a firearm during commission of a felony, and maintaining a place for keeping/selling controlled substances.

Since Phillpott shared the residence with Makenzie Nicole Harris, 19, she also faces charges of trafficking in illegal drugs and possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Phillpott has previous felony convictions from 2009 for 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling house resorted to users of controlled dangerous substances and 4 counts of knowingly concealing stolen property.

He is also facing additional charges filed in January 2012 for possession of CDS-methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school and charges from October 2012 for robbery with a dangerous weapon.

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