A suspected drug dealer, already on probation for prior offenses, was arrested Friday by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department after officers found more than $18,000 worth of pills in his possession.
43 year old Homer Anthony Petty of 1588 Banks Pisgah Road, Smithville is charged with possession of a schedule II drug for resale (Morphine), possession of a schedule II drug for resale (Dilaudid), and two counts of possession of a schedule II drug for resale (oxycodone). His bond is $125,000 and he will be in court on March 20.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said as part of the department's on-going investigation into the illegal sale of narcotics, drug detectives and other officers went to Petty's home on Friday, March 7 to do a probation visit and search after identifying him as a suspect.
During the search, officers and detectives found 445 dilaudid pills in the pocket of a pair of jeans. The pills were packed in nine individual bags. Eight of the bags contained 50 dilaudid pills each. One bag had 45 dilaudid pills.
Petty also produced a pill bottle that contained eighteen morphine 30 milligram pills, five oxycodone 10 milligram pills and twenty three oxycodone 15 milligram pills. Petty had no prescription for the pills.
According to Sheriff Ray, the total street value of the pills is $18,735. While there, officers and detectives also seized $6,968 in cash, scanners, and security cameras which were set up on the premises so that Petty could monitor who was coming into his driveway.