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BREAKING: Brazil man arrested on drug charges

Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Timothy A. Cheatham
After an 18-month investigation, Clay County Sheriff's Department officials confirmed this morning a Brazil resident has been formally charged with various allegations of dealing and possessing drugs, paraphernalia and more than $70,000 in cash.

On Jan. 12, Timothy A. Cheatham, 44, was arrested by members of the CCSD, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Putnam County Sheriff's Department without incident at his residence on initial charges of one class A Dealing Methamphetamine and booked into the Clay County Justice Center.

During the course of the initial investigation, officials were able to make controlled buys of methamphetamine and perform several hundred hours of surveillance of Cheatham's alleged drug activity. This led to two search warrants being issued for Cheatham's Clay County residence and another in Putnam County.

As a result of the warrants being served, an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and more than $70,000 in cash was located.

Cheatham has been formally charge with two counts each of class A felony Dealing Methamphetamine and class C felony Possession of Methamphetamine, along with one count of class D felony Maintaining a Common Nuisance.

Clay County Prosecutor B. Lee Reberger is expected to file formal charges later today in court on Timothy Cheatham.

Cheatham is being currently held at the Clay County Justice Center on a $100,000 cash bond with no 10 percent.

Officials confirm the investigation continues and more arrests are expected in the case.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.


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picture? Clay county is getting better not seeing dope dealer in paper every other day now

-- Posted by ape1 on Thu, Jan 14, 2010, at 1:10 PM

Oh my gosh! This is my former neighbor! Drugs?? Not the west end of Brazil, too!

*sarcasm*

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Thu, Jan 14, 2010, at 2:21 PM

How many times do we have to read about this doper, he's never going to change, why is he out, needs to be goooooooooooooone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Posted by Ombudsman on Thu, Jan 14, 2010, at 2:57 PM

Imagine that, another drug arrest.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Thu, Jan 14, 2010, at 3:22 PM

isn't he the one that stabbed his own brother to dealth years ago???

-- Posted by momof2brightones on Thu, Jan 14, 2010, at 3:51 PM

Ombudsman - I agree!! momof2brightones - YES!

-- Posted by clayoriginal on Thu, Jan 14, 2010, at 4:01 PM

No he did not stab his brother to death.

-- Posted by fullscalepimp@hotmail.com on Thu, Jan 14, 2010, at 6:55 PM

Is he the one that had a shoot out with Brazil Police?

His father is a wonderful Man of God. We just have control over ourselves. Not our children.

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Thu, Jan 14, 2010, at 9:30 PM

looks like he did have shoot out with the cops

-- Posted by ape1 on Thu, Jan 14, 2010, at 11:18 PM

I remember about this fella when I was in High school... I recall he shot one of his "friends" and I think he was only charged with manslaughter. Not real sure but I wanna think self defence or accident some lame excuse so he wasn't charged with murder..

-- Posted by nascarfans on Fri, Jan 15, 2010, at 5:56 PM

Your right Nascarfan....he got charged with "accidental murder" because he was "cleaning" a "loaded gun" (at a friend's house) and it "accidentally" went off in his "friend's" head......yeah, makes no more sense now then it did then~

-- Posted by gingersnap13 on Mon, Jan 18, 2010, at 5:33 AM

I think it is pretty funny how you people sit around and post comments about people you dont even know!!!!!!!!!!!! It's the same people everyday posting comments on every story..Maybe you idiots should "GET A LIFE"! Or maybe spend more time worrying about your own life rather than someone's life you dont know nor know anything about! Tim is a great guy and would help anybody. Obviously, the ones talking crap about him are the ones who have no life and dont know him. Tim is one of my best friends, just because he made a few wrong decisions doesnt make him a bad man. We all make mistakes and I bet some of you posting these dumba** comments have made far worse mistakes than this man ever has. So to all you idiots.....GET A FREAKIN LIFE~

-- Posted by B8) on Thu, Jan 21, 2010, at 9:07 AM


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