A Richmond business owner was stopped with about $50,000 in cocaine and two semi-automatic handguns on U.S. 40 in Cambridge City, police said, and more related charges might be filed in the future.
On Sunday, June 5, Wayne County Drug Task Force was investigating the sale and distribution of cocaine in the Richmond area, according to a task force news release.
The target of the investigation was Adam Lee Gossett, 48, who is the registered owner of Adam Gossett, Inc. dba/Interstate Motors, which is at 1900 Straightline Pike, the release said.
Gossett was stopped on the National Road after a lengthy investigation, the release said, noting he possessed approximately 1.5 pounds of cocaine, 2 semi-automatic handguns with associated magazines, and a small amount of U.S. currency. The task force said the approximate street value of the cocaine is $50,000.
Gossett preliminarily was charged with dealing cocaine, a Level 2 felony.
The task force then executed a search warrant in the 1800 block of North E Street at an address associated with the investigation.
A small amount of narcotics and an additional handgun were recovered at that location, the release said.
Although court records were not yet available as of press time on the charge related to Sunday’s arrest, Gossett’s home address was in the 2700 block of Delucio Boulevard in Centerville in October 2021 when police accused him of speeding.
“More charges are expected to come as a result of several search warrants being executed in connection with this investigation,” the release said.
Correction to June 8 print edition
Adam Gossett is the registered owner of Adam Gossett, Inc. dba/Interstate Motors. A Wayne County Drug Task Force press release announcing Gossett’s arrest on a preliminary charge of dealing cocaine included incorrect information about his business operations, which was published in the June 8 print edition of Western Wayne News. Richmond Police Department later sent a correction saying that Gossett is not affiliated with the Tally Ho Pub in Richmond.
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