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Strike two for drug deal suspect

Raid on Rockdale home nabs man out on bail from October sting operation


Reginald Hamilton was arrested Oct. 17 for drug dealing, made bond, was re-arrested Friday on the same charge along with two other felonies. Reginald Hamilton was arrested Oct. 17 for drug dealing, made bond, was re-arrested Friday on the same charge along with two other felonies. A 36-year-old Rockdale man, already out on bond from an October drug sting operation, was re-arrested at his home Friday and charged, once again, with drug dealing.

Reginald Darnell Hamilton was arrested about 12-noon Friday at 1901 Alcoa during a drug raid by the Milam County Sheriff’s Department Special Investigation Unit (SIU) and the Rockdale Police Department.

Chief Deputy Chris White said the two agencies executed a search warrant after Mike Clore, SIU investigator, “was able to confirm information provided that the subject was dealing crack cocaine from his home.”

DRUGS, GUN—White said during the raid, investigators located over seven grams of crack cocaine, along with packaging materials and digital scales.

A 9-millimeter pistol was also located and seized in the residence during the raid, White said.

Hamilton was detained “without incident,” according to White.

CHILDREN, CHARGES—Hamilton was charged with delivery of a controlled substance (4 to 200 grams). He was also charged with felon in possession of a firearm and child endangerment.

He is being held at the Milam County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bond.

Two young children in the home, a boy and girl, were turned over to Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigator Robert Hollas and have been placed with family members, police said.

FIRST ARREST—On Oct. 17, Hamilton was one of 29 persons named in drugrelated search warrants and was arrested at the same address as Friday’s raid.

He was charged with manufacure/delivery of a controlled substance (less than one gram) and was released the same day after posting $20,000 bond.

Twenty-six of the 29 persons named in those warrants have now been arrested, including 11 from Rockdale.

Hamilton becomes the second person from the Oct. 17 drug sweep to be arrested for the second time.

On Oct. 23, six days after the original raids, 40-year- old Jasper England of Cameron was charged with shooting his estranged wife and a Cameron man at a Cameron apartment. Both survived.

Both Sheriff David Greene and Rockdale Police Chief Thomas Harris participated in the Friday raid.


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