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Sunday drug bust ‘not prom related,’ according to police

An early-morning Sunday drug arrest, involving a pair of 18- year-olds, was not connected to the 2012 Rockdale High School Prom, which was held the same night.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said at the moment only misdemeanor (less than two ounces) marijuana possession charges have been filed against Padraic Sieber of Rockdale and Corey Joseph McMillen of Buckholts.

“Some other substances were found during the arrest,” Newlin said. “They have been sent off for analysis and more charges may be filed depending on what the reports show.”

Newlin said by Monday police were hearing questions about “the incident at the prom” from the public.

“There was no incident at the prom,” Newlin said. “ This all came from a traffic stop on Scarbrough Street by Ofc. Dale Bekker, who called in Constable Herbie Vaughan with his drug dogs. It was nowhere near the prom, nor any school campus.”

Sieber posted $ 2,000 bond and was released. As of Tuesday, McMillen remained in the county jail in lieu of $2,000 bond.

R JH INCIDEN T—Newlin said a 14-year- old female was detained by juvenile authorities after a drug-related incident at the junior-high during the past week.

WIRE THEFT— Trinity Wayne Baldridge, 34, of Rockdale was charged with theft Friday in connection with an incident where a roll of aluminum wire was taken from a vehicle.

Baldridge, who was also charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession, remains in the county jail in lieu of bond totaling $8,000.

Edwin Williams, 62, of Rockdale, was charged with burglary of a building after an April 10 incident.

He was released after posting $6,000 bond.

SERV ICE CA LLS—Police answered 156 calls for service during the past week, along with 129 through the 911 system.

CITATIONS—Police issued 63 traffic citations during the past week, including 23 on speeding offenses.


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