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September 12, 2012

19 arrested in Limestone County drug bust

— The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office culminated an 8 to 10-month undercover drug operation Wednesday with the arrest of 19 people.

According to a press release, the drug operation included making buys from numerous street dealers throughout Limestone County.

As a result, Lt. Lance Royals and the Sheriff’s Drug Unit obtained warrants for 24 individuals for distribution of controlled substances. The individuals were said to have been involved in the sale of marijuana, cocaine, and various pharmaceuticals.  The pharmaceuticals were primarily Xanax, Lortabs, and Oxycontin.

Deputies began serving the warrants at 7 a.m. Wednesday and by 4 p.m., 19 individuals had been arrested. The Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for five other individuals wanted in the investigation.

Those arrested include: Julius Allen, 21, of Lukers Way, Apt. 2N; Terry Anderson, 49, of 703 Westview St.; Dianna Bailey, 23, of 17025 Blakers Way, Apt. 7; Audra Barnett, 19, of 19261 Airfield St., Lot 17; Austin Brooks, 19, of 102 McClint St.; Kathy Caldwell, 49, of 18384 Oakdale Drive; Austin Chittam, 18, of 24844 Holland Lane; Janice Jackson, 48, of 1720 Lucas St.; Cricket Kimbrough, 29, of 20431 Bonnie Blue Way; Brandon Lane, 27, of 19860 Paris Lane; Cedrick Malone, 31, of 2028 Lindsay Lane South; George McGown, 52, of 18384 Oakdale Road, No. K; Jason Roberts, 30, of 18198 Astor Lane; Vincent Scales, 31, of 18119 N. Jefferson St.; Antonio Stinnett, 27, of 403 MacBeth St.; Corey Watkins, 20, of 1215 Aster St.; Timmy White, 46, of 25339 Cabbage Ridge; Michael Williams, 24, of 17025 Blakers Way, Apt. 7; and Sheena Yarbrough, 31, of 1931 Cain Drive, who was charged with two counts of distribution.

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