Local Woman Arrested on Drug Charges

June 11, 2007
Dwayne Page

A 20 year old DeKalb County woman was arrested on various drug charges Friday by the Sheriff's Department after executing and serving a search warrant at her residence on Adcock Cemetery Road.

Arrested was 20 year old Kara Funk

Sheriff Patrick Ray says detectives, deputies, and K-9 dog Banshee found illegal drugs throughout Funk's residence. Funk was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, syringes and a marijuana grinder, simple possession of a schedule IV drug (valium), sale and delivery of a schedule VI drug( marijuana) over 3 ounces, sale and delivery of a schedule III drug (Hydrocodone), and sale and delivery of a schedule II drug (Dilaudid).

Funks' bond is set at $125,000 and her court date is June 21st. The Tennessee Department of Revenue has been contacted for the collection of taxes on the drugs.

In other cases, 23 year old Roxanna Landis of Highland Street, Smithville was charged with DUI on Thursday, June 7th. Her bond was set at $1,000 and her court date is June 21st. Landis was observed driving on Hayes Street. She was stopped by an officer and performed poorly on field sobriety tasks.

23 year old Ryan Walden of Dale Ridge Road, Dowelltown was charged with burglary and theft of property under $500.00 on Friday, June 8th. Walden entered an outbuilding on West Main Street, Smithville without the owners consent. While inside, Walden took approximately 50 sets of deer antlers and sold them to a local business. Walden's bond was set at $17,500 and his court date is June 21st.

32 year old Jeffery Spero of Neely's Bend Road, Madison was involved in an accident on Highway 56 on Friday, June 8th. After the Deputy noticed a strong odor of alcohol, Spero was asked to perform field sobriety tasks which he performed poorly. Spero was charged DUI 2nd offense . His bond was set at $2,000 and his court date is June 28th.

22 year old Raymond Simpson of Church Street ,Dowelltown was charged with Public Intoxication, Resisting Arrest, and Assault on Friday, June 8th. After receiving a complaint in Dowelltown, Simpson was found in an intoxicated state having blood shot eyes, slurred speech and he was unsteady on his feet. When Simpson was told he was under arrest, he began fighting two of the Deputies. One of the Deputies was hit in the head, but did not need medical treatment. Raymond's bond was set at $8,500 and his court date is June 28th.

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