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Search warrant nets meth, guns in Douglas County

A search of an Oakland residence and vehicle netted more than 189 grams -- more than 6½ ounces -- of methamphetamine and half a dozen firearms, leading to felony charges against two Douglas County residents.

Jessica Ann Flemming, 32, of Superior faces felony party to possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, party to possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm by a felon, all as a repeater. She also faces misdemeanor child neglect as a repeater while possessing a dangerous weapon.

Michael Paul Flemming, 34, of Oakland faces party to possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, party to possess drug paraphernalia and neglecting a child, all while possessing a dangerous weapon.

According to the criminal complaint:

Investigators served search warrants for Michael Flemming, his residence, vehicles and place of employment Feb. 22. A search his vehicle turned up nearly 79 grams of methamphetamine and $2,140 in cash in the center console, but nothing was found in his workspace at a Superior auto repair shop.

When investigators searched the Flemming residence on Jacksino Road, they found drug paraphernalia and a loaded revolver on the coffee table in the basement. A quarter pound of methamphetamine was found in a shoebox inside a closet.

A pink purse on top of the basement sofa contained two semi-automatic pistols, one stolen in a burglary about one year ago, and another semi-automatic pistol was found under the couch cushions in a plastic baggie. A locked gun safe in the bedroom contained several other firearms, including a shotgun, rifle, two semi-automatic pistols and a revolver.

When investigators entered the residence, a 4-year-old child was upstairs alone in a bedroom while Jessica Flemming was in a room surrounded by drugs and guns.

One investigator noted the residence was extremely cluttered and had multiple loaded firearms, drugs and drug paraphernalia, all of which would be extremely dangerous for any child. Most of the narcotic-related items could be easily accessed by a child if they were left alone, according to the report.

Investigators seized 189 grams of methamphetamine from the vehicle and home. Michael Flemming admitted to investigators that he was a meth user and has been selling methamphetamine to support his habit. He told investigators that he sells about 2 ounces per day.

Jessica Flemming was convicted Feb. 2 of felony battery by prisoners and a misdemeanor possession of marijuana in Douglas County Circuit Court.

The pair made initial appearances Monday in court. Michael Flemming was released on $5,000 cash bail. According to the Douglas County Jail roster, Jessica Flemming is being held without bail. Both are scheduled to make court appearances Wednesday.

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