The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department broke up a suspected drug transaction just as it was taking place Thursday, September 2nd .
Three men were arrested, 31 year old Scottie Wayne Knowles of Jacobs Pillar Road, 44 year old Riley Anthony Bullard of Adcock Cemetery Road, and Dennis C. Ellis of Anthony Avenue.
According to Sheriff Patrick Ray a deputy was preparing to pull over a car for a traffic violation when he saw it pull into a cul de sac driveway on Hickory Street. The officer followed the car, driven by Ellis. Bullard, a passenger of the car, allegedly could be seen counting out nineteen whole dilaudid pills and three half pills. At the time of his arrest, Bullard also had on him ninety dollars in cash.
Knowles, who was also parked there, apparently had gotten out of his vehicle and approached Ellis' car with a handful of cash, allegedly to make the purchase from Bullard.
After making the arrests, the deputy received consent to search Knowles' vehicle and found a used hypodermic needle under the seat where he had been sitting.
Knowles is charged with criminal responsibility for facilitation of a felony and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond is $27,500 and he will be in court on September 16th.
Bullard is charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance (dilaudid) for resale. His bond is $50,000 and he will be in court on September 16th
Ellis is charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance for resale (dilaudid).
Meanwhile, in a separate case, Sheriff Ray says a prisoner in the DeKalb County Jail, 39 year old Timothy Wade Ford of Brush Creek Road, is charged with possession of prohibited weapons. According to Sheriff Ray, correctional officers went into the jail annex and conducted a search. There they searched Ford's belongings and found four shanks or knives that he had made while in jail. Bond for Ford is $5,000 and his court date is September 16th.