Sheriff's Department Makes Three Arrests In Thursday Night Drug Bust

March 9, 2007
Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department arrested three people Thursday night in a drug raid on Holmes Creek Road.

64 year old Gary Britt of 7694 Holmes Creek Road, 46 year old Sammy Taylor of Winter Drive, Dowelltown, and 43 year old Lou Ann Cantrell of Rocky Road, Lebanon have all been charged in the case.

Sheriff Patrick Ray says \" On March 8, the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant at the home of Britt and found in Britt's possession, 28 K-4 Dilaudid's and $242 in cash. Officers also found in Britt's residence drug paraphernalia including hypodermic needles.\"

Britt is charged with Unlawful Possession of a schedule II drug (Dilaudid) for sale and delivery, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Resisting Stop Frisk, and Halt. The Resisting is because Britt got out of a vehicle and would not obey the Officer's command to stop.

Britt's bond is $24,500 and he will appear in General Sessions Court on March 29th.

Sheriff Ray says Taylor was found to have two K-4 Dilaudid's in his possession. Taylor's vehicle, a 1993 Chevy Blazer was also seized. Taylor is charged with Unlawful Possession of a schedule II drug (Dilaudid) for sale and delivery, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia where a hypodermic needle was found in his vehicle. Bond for Taylor is $21,000 and his court date is March 29th.

According to Sheriff Ray, both Britt and Taylor, in a written statement, admitted that they had just returned from Nashville after purchasing the 30 Dilaudid's.

Cantrell is charged with child neglect.

Sheriff Ray says \" Upon Officers entering Britt's residence, Cantrell took off running with her 5 year old child into a deep wooded area behind the residence. The child had no coat and was wearing a short sleeved shirt. When Officer's found the child, the youngster was shivering and complaining about being cold. Cantrell's bond is $2,500 and her court date is March 29th\".

He says \"The search warrant was the result of an extensive investigation into the illegal drug sales and high traffic volume at Britt's home.\"

Anyone who has information about the illegal sale or possession of drugs should call Sheriff Ray at 597-4935. All calls are kept confidential.

Meanwhile, in a separate case, 49 year old James Anthony Clemons of McMinnville Highway was arrested Wednesday for DUI.

Sheriff Ray says \"On March 7, deputies from the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Jefferson Road and JC Jones Road. Deputies found Clemons to be the driver. Clemons was charged with DUI and Driving on revoked license 2nd offense and a citation was written for no insurance.

Total bond for Clemons is $4,500 and his court date is March 29th

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