|Published: 9:03 AM, 12/27/2012
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
Declaring "There is a serious risk
that the defendant will not appear" and "a serious risk that the
defendant will endanger the safety of another person or the
community," United States Magistrate Judge Suisan K. Lee denied
bond for a Sweetwater man facing federal drug charges.
Wallace Martin "Boonie" Stokes, 39,
was arrested in November after a federal grand jury indicted him on
methamphetamine related charges.
Along with Stokes, Brandon Lynn Steele,
34, was also charged. Both men face charges of conspiracy to
manufacture and deliver more than 50 grams of meth, illegal
possession of firearms by a convicted felon, and other charges.
A third man, Marcus Dean "Crow" Grissom was also been hit with the same charges.
Stokes had sought bond, but Lee called
him "a danger to the community," and said it was likely if he was
set free, he wouldn't return to court. She said short of keeping
him in jail, there was no way to guarantee he would make future court
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