Twelve Indicted in Smithville Police Department Drug Investigation

August 3, 2013
by: 
Dwayne Page
Donald (D.J.) Perry, Jr.
Vickie Cantrell
Melisha (Buttons) Cantrell
Danny Reeder
Althea Bailey
Kenny Herman
William Cory Dickens

Twelve people have been named in sealed indictments on drug charges following a year long undercover investigation by the Smithville Police Department.

Chief Randy Caplinger told WJLE Friday that Indictments have been served on seven of the defendants.

The investigation was conducted by Lieutenant Matt Holmes and Detective Brandon Donnell. K-9 Officer James Cornelius and Sergeant Brad Tatrow assisted in some of the cases. The actual drug buys were made by confidential sources.

Those arrested and their charges are:

Donald (D.J.) Perry, Jr., indicted for sale and delivery of a schedule VI controlled substance (Marijuana) in a drug free zone.

Vickie Cantrell, indicted for sale and delivery of a schedule II controlled substance (Dilaudid).

40 year old Melisha (Buttons) Cantrell, indicted for sale and delivery of a schedule II controlled substance (Dilaudid)

60 year old Danny Reeder, indicted for sale and delivery of a schedule IV (Lorazepam)

59 year old Althea Bailey, indicted for sale and delivery of a schedule II controlled substance (Oxycodone) in a drug free zone.

52 year old Kenny Herman, indicted for sale and delivery of a schedule II controlled substance (Methadone) (2 counts).

28 year old William Cory Dickens, indicted for sale and delivery of a schedule II controlled substance (Dilaudid)

Indictments (now unsealed in each case) state the following:

Donald (D.J.) Perry, Jr.: "On or about February 26th, 2013 Perry did sell and deliver a Schedule VI controlled substance (Marijuana) within 1,000 feet of the real property that comprises a public or private elementary school, middle school, secondary school, preschool, childcare agency, or public library, recreational center, or park." Lieutenant Holmes said Perry sold marijuana to a confidential source from his home.

Vickie Cantrell: "On or about December 5th, 2012, Cantrell did sell and deliver a Schedule II controlled substance (Dilaudid). Lieutenant Holmes said Cantrell sold two Dilaudid pills to a confidential source from the parking lot of a local business.

Melisha (Buttons) Cantrell: "On or about December 6th, 2012, Cantrell did sell and deliver a Schedule II controlled substance (Dilaudid). Lieutenant Holmes said Cantrell sold two Dilaudid pills to a confidential source from a parking lot.

Danny Reeder: "On or about August 6th, 2012, Reeder did sell and deliver a Schedule IV controlled substance (Lorazepam)." Lieutenant Holmes said Reeder sold ten pills to a confidential source from the parking lot of a local business.

Althea Bailey: "On or about July 26th, 2012, Bailey did sell and deliver a Schedule II controlled substance (Oxycodone) within 1,000 feet of the real property that comprises a public or private elementary school, middle school, secondary school, preschool, childcare agency, or public library, recreational center, or park." Lieutenant Holmes said Bailey sold four pills to a confidential source from the parking lot of a local business."

Kenny Herman: "On or about August 6th & 7th, 2012 Herman did sell and deliver a Schedule II controlled substance (Methadone)". Lieutenant Holmes said Herman sold from his home to a confidential source four methadone pills on August 6th and three pills on August 7th.

William Cory Dickens: "On or about December 13th, 2012 Dickens did sell and deliver a Schedule II controlled substance (Dilaudid)". Lieutenant Holmes said Dickens sold two Dilaudid pills to a confidential source from the parking lot of a local business.

The names of the other five defendants will be released once they are served with the indictments.

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