Two Arrested by Sheriff's Department in Drug Bust

August 23, 2008
by: 
Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department Saturday morning executed a search
warrant at the home of 41 year old Melisa Jean Petty and 39 year old Jeanna Tarron
Bain at 1588 Banks Pisgah Road Smithville.

Sheriff Patrick Ray says officers found hypodermic needles in Petty's bedroom. Petty was found to have on her person 41 ½ dilaudid pills in a small plastic bag. Officers also found a small metal vile containing 9 ½ dilaudid pills under a foam mattress where Bain was sleeping. In addition, officers seized $3,014 believed to be proceeds from drug sales.

Petty was charged with possession of schedule II drug (dilaudid) for
resale and drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $42,500.

Bain was charged with possession of schedule II drug (dilaudid) for resale and bond was set at $40,000. Both will appear in court on September 4th. More arrests are forthcoming.

If you have any information about any illegal activity you are urged to call the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department Crime Tip Line at 464-6400. All calls are kept confidential.

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