Sheriff’s Weekly Report:
April 10th-April 16th
On April 11th at 10:23 p.m. Deputy Reshawn Bledsoe was patrolling U.S. Highway 65 south of Dumas, when he initiated a traffic stop on a 2000 Toyota Echo passenger vehicle, being driven by 38 year old Brandon Dalton. Deputy Bledsoe discovered that Dalton had no driver’s license, or insurance on the vehicle. After smelling the odor of Marijuana and conducting a probable cause search of the vehicle, Deputy Bledsoe discovered both Marijuana and Methamphetamine. Dalton was placed under arrest and transported to the Dumas City Jail, where he was booked for Possession of a Schedule II and Schedule VI Controlled substance.
On April 14th 10:25 p.m. Deputy Reshawn Bledsoe was patrolling U.S. Highway 65 in Tillar, when he initiated a traffic stop on a white Chevrolet Malibu, that was swerving across the traffic lanes, posing an obvious danger to other motorist. The driver was identified as 39 year old Timothy Givens. While speaking to Givens, Deputy Bledsoe observed pills lying on the console in plain view, that resembled Ecstasy pills. After removing Givens from the vehicle and continuing his investigation, Givens told Deputy Bledsoe that he could just throw the pills away. Upon a further search of the vehicle, Deputy Bledsoe located a shotgun and a rifle. Givens was eventually arrested and transported to the McGehee Police Department, where he was booked in for Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, and Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms.
On April 16th at 7:30 p.m., Deputy Wayna Green was patrolling U.S. Highway 65 near McGehee, when he observed a vehicle driving erratically. Deputy Green initiated a traffic stop on the 2005 white Chevrolet Avalanche, that was being driving by 57 year old Melissa Gibson. Upon a consensual search of the vehicle, Deputy Green located a bag of Marijuana, and two glass smoking pipes. Gibson was cited for Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and released.
If you have a drug or alcohol addiction, we want to help you, if you want the help. If you don’t want help, we can only hope that incarceration will help you to want to change the direction of your life. If you sell drugs in our County, we know who you are, and the list is getting longer. Slowly but surely, we will be knocking on your door!