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Two hours, two drug busts, four blocks apart

From left, James Mayberry and Timmie Ward charged at 11:59 p.m., Lisa Miller at 10:09 p.m. From left, James Mayberry and Timmie Ward charged at 11:59 p.m., Lisa Miller at 10:09 p.m. It’s too bad a film crew from the television show Cops wasn’t rolling with Ofc. Stephen Goodrich of the Rockdale Police Department last Wednesday night.

In the space of one hour and 50 minutes Goodrich made two separate drug busts, arresting three people.

The arrests were four blocks apart on US 79 (West Cameron Avenue). Each involved a traffic stop with the vehicle pulled over into a convenience store parking lot.

Each involved cocaine.

Arrested were:

• Timmie Ward, 46, Rockdale, charged with possession of a controlled substance (1 to 4 grams) with intent to deliver, in custody on $30,000 bond.

• James Earl Mayberry, 35, Rockdale, charged with possession of a controlled substance (1 to 4 grams) with intent to deliver, in custody on $30,000 bond.

• Lorie Shaylene Miller, 34, Rockdale, possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram), released on $8,000 bond.

Warrants

Lt. J. D. Newlin said Goodrich pulled over a vehicle driven by Miller, on a traffic stop at 10:09 p.m., into the parking lot of Gill’s Stop-N-Go.

“He approached the vehicle and apparently the w indow would not roll down so the driver opened the door,” Newlin said. “That’s when Ofc. Goodrich saw crack cocaine between the seat and the door.”

At 11:59 p.m. Goodrich pulled over another vehicle, driven by Ward, into the parking lot of the east Duchess Double Kwik about four blocks from the scene of the first arrest.

Mayberry was a passenger in the vehicle.

Ofc. Goodrich was in the process of arresting both men, Ward for not having a driver’s license and Mayberry on outstanding warrants.

“While searching the vehicle he discovered about two grams of cocaine, both crack and pow- dered, in the vehicle’s console area,” Newlin said.

“The charge of ‘possession with intent to deliver’ was filed because of the amount of drugs involved,” Newlin said.


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