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Fredonia drug bust
Kane County Dispatch received an emergency call about an alleged home invasion at 311 Maurice St. in Fredonia on the morning of May 11, 2010. Dispatch was informed possible shots had been fired. Officers from Fredonia and Kanab quickly responded to the scene. Upon arrival, officers made contact with Trenity Gibbs, owner of the home. Gibbs explained individuals were attempting to rob him.
After a sweep of the home, the alleged perpetrators were nowhere to be found. During the sweep, officers observed several items of drug paraphernalia in plain sight inside the home. Officers decided a search warrant was necessary for further investigation.
While waiting for the search warrant to be obtained, officers interviewed witnesses at the Fredonia Marshal’s Office. Witnesses stated no one had attempted to rob the home.
Once the search warrant was obtained, officers searched Gibbs’ residence, during which officers recovered 44 pieces of evidence, including just under a pound of marijuana, prescription pills, two rifles, a handgun, a bulletproof vest and several items of drug paraphernalia.
Gibbs was taken into custody and charged with possession of marijuana for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession or use of narcotic drugs, and misconduct involving weapons. Three of the four charges are class four felonies. He is currently being held in the Coconino County Jail.
In an unrelated case, James Jessop of Fredonia was cited for arson. During the Gibbs investigation, Jessop admitted to setting fire to the cattle shoot at the Fredonia Corrals. Jessop was cited and released.