Barnes Charged in Drug Investigation

December 13, 2007
Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department arrested a 33 year old Smithville man Wednesday in an undercover drug investigation.

Joseph Scott Barnes of Opossum Hollow Lane, Smithville was charged with attempted possession of a schedule II drug (Oxycontin) for sale and delivery.

Sheriff Patrick Ray says the DeKalb Sheriff’s Department conducted an undercover drug investigation in which Barnes was found to have purchased 120 pills he believed to be Oxycontin 40 milligrams for $3,000.

Detectives seized $3,048 in cash and Barnes’ 1988 Toyota 4x4 pickup truck that he was driving.

Barnes’ bond was set at $10,000 and his court date is January 10th.

More arrests are pending.

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