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Drugs at PD net additional charges

Two persons being booked at the Rockdale Police Station, on separate incidents three days apart, were charged with having prohibited substances in correctional facilities.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said in both cases the substance was methamphetamine.

Andrew Alan Nipps, 36, of Rockdale was charged Nov. 26 and Marjorie Fedor, 46, of Rockdale, was charged Friday.

Both remain in the Milam County Jail, Cameron, in lieu of $20,000 bond.

“It’s standard procedure to ask anyone being booked if they have prohibited substances on them before the booking process starts,” Newlin said.

ARREST—Another person detained to face charges in connection with a recent rash of counterfeit bills being distributed in the Rockdale area has been returned to Milam County to face charges.

Joe Lewis Fitzgerald, 25, of Austin, was charged with two counts of forgery of a government instrument and remains incarcerated in lieu of bond totaling $60,000.

“We believe one male and one female from the counterfeiting gang that came through Rockdale remain to be charged,” Newlin said.

OFFENSES—In an unrelated incident, police said a counterfeit $20 bill was reported at Tetco.

Police said a box of laundry detergent was reported stolen at Brookshire Brothers and a gas drive- off was reported at USA Foodmart.

ACCIDENTS—An arrest was made following a hit-and-run incident at 7:47 p.m. Monday on Third Street in front of Springfield Baptist Church.

Police said Michael Lamont Mayberry, 35, of Rockdale was charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) , failure to stop and give information and violation of open container law.

He was being magistrated at presstime.

Police said a car driven by Shirley Ann Embra of Rockdale was struck by a vehicle which left the scene. Minor damages to both vehicles were reported.

Minor damages were reported at 10:40 a.m. Thursday in the Dutchess parking lot in a collision between vehicles operated by Paul Leopold of Rockdale and Anthony Lara of Burlington.

Police said an accident at 6:20 p.m. Sunday at the US 77- 79 intersection involved vehicles operated by Gerald Washington and Nicasia Montelongo.


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