Sheriff's Department Finds Drugs and Moonshine and Makes Three Arrests

September 27, 2007
Dwayne Page

The discovery of drugs and moonshine by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department this week has resulted in the arrest of three people.

53 year old Danny Petty and 51 year old Julie Saylors of Lake Motel on the Sparta Highway, were arrested Tuesday on charges of simple possession of a schedule II drug (dilaudid) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sheriff Patrick Ray says his office received a tip that illegal drug abuse was taking place in a motel room at Lake Motel. Detectives went there and found dilaudid and three hypodermic needles in the motel room that Petty and Saylors share.

Bond for Petty and Saylors was set at $7,500 each and their court date is October 11th.

Meanwhile, detectives stopped 37 year old John Corey Vickers on Highway 56 north on Tuesday for a traffic violation.

Sheriff Ray says officers found that Vickers had in his possession a half gallon jug and three quart jars of moonshine, 18 Xanax pills, marijuana, rolling papers, and $1,574 in cash which was seized.

Vickers was charged with unlawful possession of untaxed liquor (moonshine), sale and delivery of a schedule IV drug (xanax), possession of drug paraphernalia (rolling papers), and simple possession (marijuana).

Vickers was also arrested on one count of theft of property and fourteen counts of forgery. Detectives learned that Vickers had gone into a home on Church Street in Dowelltown and took the victim's checks. He then forged the checks and cashed them.

Total bond for Vickers is $200,000 and his court date is October 11th.

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