Below is a press release issued by Lineville Police Chief Shane Dunnagan on recent drug arrests made by Officers:
On the night of March 4th, Patrol Officer Brown noticed a subject cutting thru some yards in a residential area. Officer Brown made contact with the subject and located 2 bags of marijuana and 19 individual wrapped baggies of cocaine in his pocket. 33 year old Torey Sterling of Lineville was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Marijuana 1st Degree.
On March 10th Investigator Mathews, assisted by Patrol Officer Tomlin, made a traffic stop on a subject driving with a suspended license. There was already an investigation into this subject for the illegal sales of narcotics.
The driver of the vehicle, Wayne Dunkley of Lineville was found to be carrying 18 individually wrapped bags of Marijuana in his shorts. A search of the vehicle also discovered more Marijuana and 8 individually wrapped bags of Cocaine as well as a prescription drug. Wayne Dunkley and Tre Newell, who was also in the vehicle, were both charged with Possession of Marijuana 1st degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
“It takes long hours, hard work, and dedication to get these dangerous drugs off our streets” Chief Dunnagan says, “These Officers have done an outstanding job”.