Sheriff's Department Makes Two Drug Arrests in Dowelltown

March 29, 2008
Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department arrested two men on drug charges Thursday while answering a complaint call in Dowelltown.

Sheriff Patrick Ray says 36 year old Charles Reynolds of Wilson Hollow Road, Liberty is charged with simple possession of marijuana, driving on a suspended driver's license, and conspiracy to possess a schedule VI drug (marijuana) while 49 year old Randy Mitchell Hobbs of North Mill Street, Dowelltown is charged with possession of a schedule VI drug (over ½ a pound of marijuana), possession of a schedule III drug (Hydrocodone), possession of drug paraphernalia (rolling papers), and evading arrest.

Sheriff Ray says detectives attempted to stop Reynolds and Hobbs in an automobile at Dowelltown after a complaint was made about them. Reynolds, who was the driver of a 1989 Nissan Maxima, pulled into Hobbs' driveway. Hobbs, a passenger, got out of the car and tried to outrun the detectives on foot. Hobbs was holding in his hands a yellow sweat shirt. After a short foot pursuit, detectives caught Hobbs and found over a ½ of a pound of marijuana wrapped in the yellow sweat shirt. Also found on Hobbs were 10- ten milligram Hydocodone pills and rolling papers. Detectives further found marijuana cigarettes in Reynolds' vehicle.

Total bond for Reynolds was set at $13,000 and his 1989 Nissan Maxima and cash were seized.

Hobbs' bond was set at $81,500 and his cash was seized. Both Reynolds and Hobbs will appear in court on April 10th.

Detectives called in the Department of Revenue "Drug Tax" unit which levied taxes on the drugs that were found.

Meanwhile, in other cases, 22 year old Joshua Joel Bain of Kendra Drive, Smithville was charged Tuesday with a first offense of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.

Sheriff Ray says Bain was at a business on Highway 70 East when he allegedly hit two vehicles in the parking lot. People at the business got a description of the vehicle and deputies spotted it on Gentry Avenue. Bain was the driver. Deputies noticed a strong odor of alcohol on Bain's person and he was unsteady on his feet. After failing sobriety tasks, Bain was placed under arrest. His bond is $4,000 and he will be in court on April 17th.

Also on Tuesday, 36 year old David Eugene Driver of Arrowhead Drive, Smithville was charged with a sixth offense of driving on a revoked license and violation of the habitual offender law.

Sheriff Ray says deputies stopped Driver on Highway 56 South because they had prior knowledge of Driver having a revoked license. He was convicted of being a habitual motor offender in December, 2004 in Cannon County. Driver was arrested and his 1985 Dodge Pickup was also seized. Bond for Driver was set a $15,000 and he will appear in court on April 17th.

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