A suspected marijuana dealer appeared for sentencing in DeKalb County Criminal Court Tuesday, June 20.
Judge David Patterson presided.
47 year old Ricky LeRoy Randall of Old Blue Springs Road, Smithville entered a plea by criminal information to possession of a schedule VI drug for resale. He received a two year sentence with 120 days to serve. The sentence is to run consecutive to a Warren County case against him. Randall was fined $2,000 and ordered to forfeit $700. He was given jail credit from April 10 to June 20, 2017.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Monday, April 10 sheriff’s department detectives went to Randall’s home on Old Blue Springs Road to conduct a probation search of Randall, who is currently on probation out of Warren County for sale and delivery of a schedule VI drug.
During the search, detectives found outside of Randall’s residence in a white five gallon bucket approximately ten ounces of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana.
Inside Randall’s home, detectives found in the bedroom/bathroom a half ounce of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, scales, a pipe, and rolling papers along with $700. They also recovered from the residence a package which contained a white five gallon bucket with approximately four pounds of a green leafy substance that was individually packaged and believed to be marijuana.
Randall was also charged with the DRL offense after he was observed operating a motor vehicle on a license which was revoked out of California. The DRL charge was apparently dropped in the plea agreement.
33 year old Nathan Bradley McMinn entered a plea to simple possession and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days suspended to supervised probation. The sentence is to run consecutive to his current probation. He was fined $2,000 and ordered to make restitution of $48 to the Smithville Police Department.
McMinn was one of eight persons indicted by the DeKalb County Grand Jury last December as a result of an undercover drug investigation by the Smithville Police Department.
“On January 14, 2016 the Police Department launched an undercover drug investigation based on several complaints of illegal drugs being sold throughout the city. Using a confidential informant we were able to make several buys throughout the city. The cases were presented to the DeKalb County Grand Jury on Monday, November 28, 2016 and sealed indictments were returned against these individuals” Chief Mark Collins told WJLE.
The indictment against McMinn and a co-defendant stated that “On January 29, 2016 they did unlawfully and knowingly sell and or deliver a controlled substance, to wit: Hydrocodone, a schedule II controlled substance.
38 year old Scott Tyler Faulkner of Nashville entered a plea to introduction of contraband into a penal institution. He received a three year sentence suspended to TDOC probation. The term is to run consecutive to another sentence he is serving.
Sheriff Ray said that on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Faulkner arrived at the sheriff’s department to visit an inmate. While being checked in at the front desk, Faulkner asked to use the bathroom and then was stopped in the hallway by the jail sergeant for a random search. When the sergeant asked if he had anything in his pockets, Faulkner replied that he had some tobacco and Tylenol. Found in Faulkner’s right lower cargo pants pocket was a package wrapped with black tape which contained loose tobacco, rolling papers, a cigarette lighter, a suboxone strip, 45 red round pills believed to be Acetaminophen (500 milligrams), and three white oval pills thought to be Tizanidine (4 milligrams).
45 year old Donnie Dewayne Frazier of North Mill Street, Dowelltown entered a plea to possession of a schedule VI drug for sale and delivery. He received a two year sentence suspended to supervised probation. He was fined $2,000 and must forfeit a weapon.
Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 a deputy was dispatched to Game Ridge Road to meet with a landowner who had a field leased for crops. He reported that a pickup truck, occupied by two men, was stuck in the field and that no one had permission to be there. The men appeared to have been illegally hunting.
The officer spoke with both men in the truck and obtained consent to search. He found two firearms and a black bag which held five individual bags and a Mason jar all containing a green leafy substance thought to be marijuana. Frazier also produced another bag of the same substance (marijuana). Frazier told the officer that the bags and all contents belonged to him.