CATLETTSBURG The suspected leader of the Bear Creek Bandits has been indicted in Boyd County.
Anthony “Gibby” Gibbs, of Summit, was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury in two separate cases. The grand jury charged Gibbs with first-degree methamphetamine trafficking in connection with a Dec. 19 incident in which he is accused of selling the drug. In the other case, he is charged with first-degree possession of methamphetamine (first offense) and possession of drug paraphernalia related to his Feb. 13 arrest.
A deputy found an amount of meth in Gibbs’s truck after a tipster led the deputy to track him down at the Cannonsburg Fairfield Inn, an arrest citation states.
Police raided the Bandits’ club house on Booth Quillen Road Jan. 9, following an investigation by the Northeast Kentucky Drug Taskforce. Police said a pistol, two shotguns, counterfeit money, cash and meth were seized during the search warrant.
Donnie Ray Bryant, 27, of Catlettsburg, was hemmed up during the raid. His arrest citation showed he had 4 grams of meth on him during the search.
At the time, he was on bond pending a May 2019 incident in which he is accused of fleeing from a Boyd County deputy on U.S. 60. The pursuing deputy wrote in a police report that Bryant reached speeds in excess of 100 mph as he traveled the wrong way on U.S. 60. After turning onto Shopes Creek at 80 mph, Bryant crashed his motorcycle on Carlisle Drive, according to the report.
Bryant is currently scheduled to go to trial in that case on Monday.
Gibbs has yet to have a trial date scheduled for his cases. If convicted, he faces between five and 10 years in prison on the trafficking charge and one and five years in prison on the possession charge.
Both men are currently being held at the Boyd County Detention Center. Gibbs has a $105,000 bond between his two cases, while Bryant is being held on no bond due to violating bail conditions in the police pursuit case.
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