|Five nabbed in undercover drug sales, sixth sought|
|The Press - News|
|Written by Jessica Prevatt|
|Friday, 20 July 2012 09:08|
The sheriff’s department arrested five persons and seeks another charged with undercover drug sales dating back to May.
Still at large early this week was Anthony Michael Yokom, 20, of St. George, GA, who allegedly sold $40 worth of crack cocaine to a police informant outside Country Boy’s convenience store in downtown Glen St. Mary on June 20.
Those rounded up on July 13 include:
• Brian Hance, 28, of Macclenny, charged with selling $50 worth of Hydromorphine, a prescription drug, to an informant on May 22. The alleged transaction took place at his residence on Orbey Rhoden Rd. near Cuyler.
• Ronald Canaday III, 27, and Ashley Raulerson, 25, both of Sanderson, who allegedly sold informants six Hydrocodone pills on Jack Dowling Circle in the north County on June 8.
• Kevin Wilkerson, 35, of Macclenny, charged with selling both Oxycodone and Oxycontin from his Deerwood Circle residence on May 4.
• Charles B. Ruise, 38, of Margaretta for sale of $100 worth of crack cocaine on Minnesota Ave. on May 14. The sale and possession counts against him are more serious because of the location’s proximity to both schools and churches in that neighborhood of south Macclenny known for drug and other illegal activity.
Drug investigators routinely postpone arrests of alleged drug sellers until after the informants have assisted them on numerous set-up buys. Investigators John Hardin and Mike Hauge arranged the purchases using funds from the department and employing surveillance techniques to record them.
|Last Updated on Friday, 20 July 2012 09:48|