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Drug charges filed after raid on Rockdale residence Friday

The Milam County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant at a Hamilton Street resdence on Friday and arrested a 32-year-old Rockdale man on drug charges.

Reginald Wayne Rideaux was charged with possession of marijuana (less than two ounces) and possession of controlled substance (less than one gram).He was released on $25,000 bond.

Deputy Sheriff Chris White said Friday's raid came after a month-long investigation by the sheriff's department's Special Investigations Unit.

He said investigators located a small amount of cocaine and marijuana.

"Other items, believed to be used in the manufacture of crack cocaine were taken to a Department of Public Safety crime lab for analysis," he said.

"Fur ther criminal charges could be added pending the outcome of the crime lab's analysis," White said.

Friday's raid was led by Sheriff David Greene and Rockdale Police Chief Thomas Harris.

Arrests A 22-year-old Rockdale man was arrested for the theft of an air conditioner during the week.

James Crawford was charged with theft of property ($500 to $1,500) and was released after posting $2,500 bond.

Police are also investigating the theft of bedding from a motel and tools from a local tavern.

Accidents

No injuries were reported in two traffic accidents investigated by police during the past week.

Vehicles operated by Juan Giron of Houston, Monroe Mortimer of Rockdale and James Doss of Rockdale were in collision at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the 500 block of West Cameron Avenue (US 79).

Police said the Giron and Mortimer vehicles sustained extensive damage with minor damage reported to the Doss pickup.

Vehicles driven by Betty Roberts of Cameron and Larry Martin of Rockdale were in collision at 9:19 a.m. Sunday in the McDonald's parking lot.

Police reported minor damage to the Roberts car and said the Martin pickup was not damaged.

Citations

Police said citations issued during the past week included 21 for speeding, three for no driver's license, two for failure to maintain financial responsibility and one each for driving while license invalid, failure to report change of address or name, failure to control speed, no MVI sticker, expired license plate, unregistered vehicle and running a stop sign.

One citation was filed for a curfew violation.

Service calls

Police responded to 168 calls for service plus 117 calls on the 911 system.

CrimeStoppers

Tips on any crime listed above may be phoned in to Milam County CrimeStoppers, toll-free, at 1-888-697-TIPS (8477).

A reward of up to $1,000 may be paid for information, police said.


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