Smithville Police are continuing their fight against illegal drug sales in the city with numerous arrests having been made in recent days for Sale and Delivery of Narcotics.
The latest to be arrested include 22 year old Nicky Reese of 150 Kings Court Circle, Smithville; 26 year old Wayne Halton Hicks of 920 South Mountain Street, Smithville; 30 year old Robin Lawson and 24 year old Victoria Lawson, both of 284 Braswell Lane, Smithville. Bond for each is set at $40,000 except Hicks. His bond is $20,000.
Meanwhile, Chief Thomas J. Stufano says Smithville Police also responded to an Adams Street address where a concerned citizen called to report that an apparent drug deal had just occurred and remnants of that activity were in a front yard where small children were playing.
Chief Stufano says \"Upon arrival police found a syringe that still had the needle and traces of fresh blood in it lying in the front yard. Also present were neighborhood children curious about the activity. The item was collected and disposed of as bio-hazard material. Biomedical waste can be a health and safety hazard due to the nature of the waste and may contain disease causing germs.\"
According to Chief Stufano, \"Smithville Police are finding these types of hazardous items throughout the city especially in vacant areas that are frequented by smaller children out playing. Parents and children are strongly encouraged not to handle these types of items and report suspicious activity immediately to safety officials. Police, Fire and Health professionals are trained to properly handle and dispose of bio-hazard material so that these items cannot hurt someone. \"
In another case, Chief Stufano says \"On Sunday, March 25th 32 year old David Reyes of 274 Smith Road Smithville was arrested for driving a vehicle with no driver's license resulting in a motor vehicle accident. Reyes was subsequently arrested and transported to the DeKalb County Jail under a $1,000 bond. Reyes also admitted to being an illegal alien form Mexico.\"
Chief Stufano says \" The Smithville Police Department, in cooperation with its state and local counterparts, are committed to the safety and security of our residents and guests. If you see suspicious activity in your neighborhoods, take a stand and call the police! Remember your call could prevent a crime against your family and neighbors. Dial 215-3000 for police response or 911 only if an emergency. \"