Citizen tips lead to Bath drug arrests

Posted on Feb 4, 2011 | Comments Off on Citizen tips lead to Bath drug arrests

OWINGSVILLE – Calls to Operation UNITE’s drug tip line resulted in the arrest of two individuals on Wednesday, February 2.

UNITE detectives, along with U.S. Forest Service Special Agent Kenneth Scarberry, began their investigation a day after receiving the complaint of possible drug activity in Owingsville.

While checking out the information they identified a suspect and, with assistance from Owingsville Police Officer Bud Lyons, conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by 20-year-old Cody Jones, of White Oak Road.

After police found morphine pills and marijuana Jones was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

Continued investigation led to a search warrant being obtained for an apartment in the Mountain View Apartments, located on Highway 36.

At the apartment police discovered a syringe containing suspected heroin and arrested 21-year-old Taylor Robinson on one count each of first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

“Because the investigation is still on-going, we can’t go into much detail about these cases at this time,” said Dan Smoot, law enforcement director for UNITE. “What is important for the public to know is that these arrests would not have happened had we not received the tip-line calls.”

“Citizens are the eyes and ears of law enforcement,” Smoot continued. “The anonymous tips from individuals concerned about possible drug activity in their neighborhoods can be vital to making arrests – and to making their area a safer place to live.”

Anyone wishing to make a drug tip may call 1-866-424-4382.

Both men were lodged in the Montgomery County Regional Jail.

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