Sheriff's Department Makes Four Drug Cases and One DUI Arrest

May 28, 2007
by: 
Dwayne Page

Five people have been arrested by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department in recent days, four of them on drug charges and one for DUI.

Sheriff Patrick Ray says 38 year old Tina Dorton of Luttrell Avenue was charged with sale and delivery of a schedule II controlled substance (Dilaudid) after selling two pills believed to be Dilaudid to an undercover informant.

In another case, 22 year old Shawn Owens of Sparta was charged with simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after a deputy checked the Johnson's Chapel boat ramp site and found Owens lying near the water. The officer also discovered a box containing some marijuana, rolling papers, a pill crusher, and a glass pipe.

Meanwhile, 21 year old Jordan Adams of Game Ridge Road was charged with simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance (marijuana) and unlawful possession of a schedule IV controlled substance (Xanax) for sale and delivery, after being stopped in his vehicle by an officer on Allen's Ferry Road.

Sheriff Ray says after the drug dog hit on the vehicle, officers conducted a search and found nineteen Xanax pills hidden in a secret compartment of a 24 ounce water bottle.

18 year old Chase Scharff of Colorado, a passenger of Adams' vehicle, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia for having a battery operated pipe.

Officers seized Adams' vehicle and contacted the Tennessee Department of Revenue for collection of the drug tax.

Finally, 40 year old Terry Cummings of Spencer was arrested for a fifth offense of driving under the influence after he was seen weaving on Highway 70 in his vehicle by a deputy who stopped him and administered a field sobriety test.

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