Three drug offenders nabbed

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 20, 2002

At approximately 2:30 p.m. last Friday, Greenville Police Department members seized drugs and cash while carrying out a search warrant at 111 Waters Street, according to GPD Sgt. Kenny Parker.

Parker said that when officers arrived at the residence, they found and confiscated 24 crack rocks and over $200. As a result, two suspects were arrested and charged with possession of an illegal substance as well as unlawful distribution of an illegal substance, Parker said.

Vectoria Stewart, 31, and 27-year-old Travis Bell, both of Greenville, were placed under arrest by GPD members and transported to the Butler County Jail under a $30,000 bond.

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The two are currently out on bond awaiting a court date.

Parker said officers had purchased drugs from the two suspects in the past and were able to go in Friday and arrest them after obtaining a search warrant for the property.

Parker said the drug raid went smoothly and that "everything went really quietly."

Greenville Police Chief Lonzo Ingram said that he appreciates all the help the public gives to the Greenville Police Department and he hopes that anyone having information about drugs or other crimes will contact the department.

Individuals having information regarding any crime in Greenville may contact the Greenville Police Department at 382-7461.

In a separate case, the Butler County Sheriff's Office conducted a drug raid Friday around 2 p.m., said Chief Deputy Kenny Harden.

Officials confiscated marijuana, pipes and a gun at Edgeview Heights in Mt. Zion. Timothy Fountain, 40, of Mt. Zion was arrested and placed in Butler County Jail. He will possibly face charges of possession of marijuana.

Anyone having information about crimes in Butler County are urged to contact the Greenville Police Department at 382-7461 or the Butler County Sheriff's Office at 382-6521.