During the evening hours of Wednesday, May 9, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department assisted the United States Marshall Service and Federal Probation with the arrest of Russell Clarence Foster III, 41, according to a press release from the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department.
A search of Foster’s vehicle allegedly revealed a large cache of drugs, including 71.49 grams of Methamphetamine, 3.54 grams of marijuana, and 10 Conazepam pills. The press release also notes that authorities seized Foster’s vehicle and $139. Foster now faces Possession with Intent to Deliver methamphetamine and marijuana charges.
Brooklyn Janelle Riffle, 18, of Weston, was also arrested with Foster and charged possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, a felony. The criminal complaint states that during the stop the officer allegedly observed a methamphetamine pipe laying in plain view.
Further search of the vehicle allegedly turned up seven small bags containing a white/clear crystal substance. The complaint goes on to allege that Riffle took ownership of the seven bags and admitted they contained methamphetamine.
“Foster has been active in the drug trade for many years. I would like to consider this arrest the culmination of his long stint of drug distribution in our community,” said Lewis County Sheriff Adam Gissy of the arrests.