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Three arrested on various drug charges

Thursday, August 5, 2010

A traffic stop on a vehicle with a stolen license plate led to the arrest of three people on various drug charges Thursday afternoon.

According to information provided by the Brazil City Police Department, Ricky Cooksey, 26, Brazil, Billy Jones Jr., 34, and Tammy Jones, 29, both from Greencastle, were taken into custody.

Officials conducted a traffic stop shortly after 1 p.m., Thursday, on a vehicle driven by Cooksey, whose drivers' license is suspended and officials confirm he is currently on parole. Billy and Tammy were passengers in the vehicle.

The license plate was reported stolen through the Terre Haute Police Department.

During a search of the vehicle, officers from BCPD and the Clay County Sheriff's Department located an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine, marijuana and a schedule IV controlled substance along with various drug paraphernalia.

Incarcerated on a $7,000 cash bond (with no 10 percent allowed), Cooksey has been preliminarily charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.

Billy Jones
Facing $3,000 cash bonds (with no 10 percent allowed) each, both Billy and Tammy Jones were preliminarily charged with visiting a common nuisance.

Officials confirm the case files have been turned over to the Clay County Prosecutor's Office for further review and the potential for more charges to be filed.

Jail officials confirmed the three suspects would remain incarcerated until formal court proceedings could be arranged per the court calendar.

Tammy Jones

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Cooksey was released from Putnamville Correctional Facility on June 3, 2010.

He was serving time for drug charges. Imagine that.

Hey? It's a matter of public record. I'm just the messenger.

-- Posted by Dagnabbitt on Fri, Aug 6, 2010, at 8:43 AM

Way to go Brazil city Department great Police work !

-- Posted by Soni on Fri, Aug 6, 2010, at 9:31 AM

Geez .. every day it's a drug bust in this town. It's like trying to get rid of all the mosquitos outside. *sigh

Good job, BPD!

-- Posted by Emmes on Fri, Aug 6, 2010, at 12:17 PM

I LOVE it ! Wouldn't that be great if they were able to accomplish that - one at a time its chipping away at the problem instead of letting it get bigger Outstanding work BPD !

-- Posted by Soni on Fri, Aug 6, 2010, at 1:43 PM

It's a never ending battle the world over. There are countries where a drug bust will get you an automatic long prison sentence or even the death penalty and people still risk it to buy, sell, or use.

At times, it seems that our law enforcement officers are driving a railroad spike with a tack hammer, but they are working as hard as they can.

To the Law Enforcement Officers: Great work!

-- Posted by Leo L. Southworth on Fri, Aug 6, 2010, at 1:55 PM

Leo - Just curious - what country sentences drug offenders the death penalty?

Senator Webb wrote a summary last year, addressing Congress, in regard to the National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2009. He quoted statistics showing that the US prisons house more inmates than any other country in the world. The majority of those prisoners have been incarcerated for drug related crimes. Long term sentencing and repeat offenders have caused the overcrowding problem in our country.

Obviously, "lockin em up n throwin away the key", is not working.

I'd love to hear someone suggest a program, a solution that really has an impact on the drug problem. Any takers?

Have a blessed day, Silverlining

-- Posted by Silverlining on Sun, Aug 8, 2010, at 6:53 AM

It's a shame they just get the little guys. Maybe if they went after the big dealers instead. The little guys wouldn't be able to buy it. Or make it harder to get. It was luck they found these drugs. They were stupid enuff to be driveing a car w/ stolen plates.

-- Posted by smh on Sun, Aug 8, 2010, at 1:43 PM

I have a "program" to help with the drug problem. Every ounce of drug which is confiscated by the police should be laced with poison, publicly broadcasted that this is happening, then wish the criminals good luck! That might put a dent in drug use.

Say no to drugs seems to work!

-- Posted by almostfootballfree on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 10:02 AM

Wow, SILVERLINING .. I had no idea of those findings. Makes me realize (even more) that the current system isn't working.

I do like AFFs idea, though. ; )

-- Posted by Emmes on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 12:02 PM

they could just make it legal and the government sell it and then there will be no drug dealers.

-- Posted by oknow on Thu, Aug 12, 2010, at 5:55 PM

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