The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department has arrested three persons since last Wednesday on drug related offenses, one man for public intoxication, and another for DUI.
Sheriff Patrick Ray says 25 year old Brandon Lynn Tallent of West Broad Street Smithville was arrested Wednesday, June 17th for possession of drug paraphernalia after a deputy spotted him sitting in a vehicle on Herman Road. The officer found three used hypodermic needles and four cut straws in the waistband of Tallent's pants. Bond for Tallent was set at $1,000 and he will appear in court on July 16th.
29 year old Felicia Ann Murphy of West Main Street, Smithville is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $1,500 and she will appear in court on July 23rd. Meanwhile a no bond was issued on a violation of probation against her and she will appear in court on that offense June 26th. Sheriff Ray says on Thursday, June 18th, a deputy went to Murphy's residence to serve a violation warrant on her. When Murphy spotted the officer, she tried to leave. The deputy also noticed that she was holding an object close to her. Murphy was told to stop but she did not. After apprehending Murphy, the officer found on the floor where she was standing, a used cut straw and a hypodermic needle.
Also on Thursday, a county deputy spotted a vehicle on the side of the roadway on Highway 70. The officer talked with the driver who appeared to be intoxicated. Arrested was 37 year old Sandro Naun Valladores of Wade Street, Smithville. Valladores was unsteady on his feet and had a smell of alcohol on his person. Valladores was also seen repeatedly stepping into the on coming traffic lane. Valladores was charged with public intoxication. His bond was set at $1,000 and he will appear in court on July 2nd.
On Saturday, June 20th, a county deputy spotted 35 year old David Edward George of West Main Street, Smithville in a store parking lot on Highway 56 South. The officer had knowledge of an active warrant on George and was given consent to search his vehicle. Found in the vehicle were hemostats, a razor blade, ink pen barrel, and a piece of tile all containing drug residue. Also found on George's person were eleven pills believed to be Oxycodone. George was charged with possession of a schedule II drug (Oxycodone) for sale and delivery and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond for George was set at $7,500 and he will appear in court on July 23rd..
Also on Saturday, 22 year old Lazaro Romo Garcia of Cecil Hale Road, Smithville was charged with a 4th offense driving under the influence and a 2nd offense of driving on a revoked license after deputies received a complaint about a vehicle sitting in the roadway on Cecil Hale Road. Garcia was unsteady on his feet and had a strong odor of alcohol on his person. He also failed field sobriety tasks. Garcia admitted to drinking beer. His license was also checked and they were found to be revoked for a 3rd offense of driving under the influence. Garcia's bond was set at $6,500 and he will appear in court on July 23rd.