Deputies find drugs at rural residence during search for stolen property; 2 arrested

Deputies find drugs at rural residence during search for stolen property; 2 arrested

Clay County sheriff’s deputies searching for stolen property arrested two men April 9 on numerous drug charges following a search of a rural residence.

In an April 14 news release, the sheriff’s office reported that at 4:36 p.m. April 9, deputies arrived at 2840 330th Avenue, about 7 miles south of Terril, with a search warrant regarding stolen property.

During their search, deputies reportedly found drugs and drug paraphernalia in plain view. A second search warrant application for the drugs was approved, leading to the discovery of marijuana, methamphetamine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, lithium, drug paraphernalia.


Deputies arrested Billy Joe Doran, 39, and Paul Kenneth Davis, 28.

The stolen property was also found, the news release stated.

Doran was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor; possession of methamphetamine (second offense), an aggravated misdemeanor; possession of marijuana and possession of hydrocodone, both serious misdemeanors.


Davis was charged with possession of stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia, both simple misdemeanors; and possession of marijuana and possession of methamphetamine, both serious misdemeanors.

He was also served with an arrest warrant for failing to appear to serve a mandatory seven-day mittimus. Davis was held to serve the seven days.

The case is still under investigation, the sheriff’s office stated, and more charges are anticipated.


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