Two in New Matamoras charged in drug bust

A man accused of selling marijuana and a woman allegedly caught with pills not prescribed to her were both arrested on felony charges Thursday.

Nicholas D. Boley, 29, and Donna Paredes, 43, both of 1308 Williamson Ave. Apt 1C, New Matamoras, were arrested following the execution of a search warrant at their home.

“This was part of a larger investigation we’ve been conducting in the New Matamoras area….These targets also came up,” said Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks.

In July and August, the Major Crimes Task Force conducted controlled purchases of marijuana from Boley, he said.

When agents entered the residence Thursday night, they found digital scales, plastic bags, a pill grinder, plastic straws, a small amount of marijuana and pills that appeared to be packaged for sale, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

Boley was arrested on a single fifth-degree felony count of trafficking in drugs.

Paredes was also found to be in possession of eight oxycodone pills and four Adderall pills. She was arrested on two fifth-degree felony drug possession charges.

Mincks said he expects additional charges to be brought against the two when they are ultimately indicted. Additional evidence pertaining to other drug trafficking and drug tampering will be presented for indictment, according to the release.

Boley and Paredes were released Friday after posting $1,000 and $2,500 bonds, respectively.