PHOTO: (Top) On Monday, September 11, four were arrested at the residence of Johnny Ray Burt after a search stemming from numerous complaints from the public about traffic coming and going. (Bottom) On Thursday, Bruce Jones was arrested after a traffic stop lead to narcotics being found. (Collinsville Police Department.)
By Staff Reports
COLLINSVILLE, Ala. — Last week, the Collinsville Police Department made five drug arrest, with four being made on Monday after police searched a residence with excessive traffic coming in and out, and a fifth on Thursday, after Officer Scott Green made a traffic stop.
On Monday September 11, 2017: Officer Scott Green, Reserve Officer Amanda McCormick, Deputy Chief Rex Leath, Chief Gary Bowen and Crossville Asst. Chief Jacky Clayton went to 13931 Co Rd 51 with a search warrant after receiving numerous complaints about a lot of traffic coming and going from the residence. The owner of the residence Johnny Ray Burt, age 55 of Collinsville, was detained in the DeKalb County Detention Center after he was arrested over the weekend.
Upon entry inside 3 people were detained in the residence. After a complete and thorough search of the residence, buildings outside, and vehicles in the yard all 3 individuals inside the residence were placed under arrest for Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Illegal Possession Of Prescription Drugs. The 3 detained inside the residence were Darrick Betz age 42, of Dawson, Karen Massey age 50 of Dawson and Natalie McKinney, age 37 of Collinsville.
All 3 were arrested, transported, and booked into the DeKalb County Detention Center on bonds totaling $18,500. Warrants were also obtained for the owner of the residence and served on him in the DeKalb County Detention Center.
On Thursday, September 14, 2017: Officer Scott Green stopped a maroon SUV on KC Lane for not having a tag. Officer Green made contact with the driver and identified him as Bruce Jones, age 36 of Collinsville. Officer Green asked the driver why he didn’t have a tag on the vehicle and he told Officer Green that the vehicle belonged to his girlfriend. Officer Green then advised the driver that he had been conducting an investigation on him due to recent complaints about drug distribution.
Officer Green then called Deputy Hunter Akins and his K9 to the scene of the stop along with Deputy Dustin Jones. Deputy Akins’ K9 alerted to the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle. Officer Green then got the driver out of the vehicle based on the positive alert from the K9. Upon a search of the vehicle, Officer Green and Deputy Akins found a plastic bag with a white crystalized substance inside that tested positive for methamphetamine.
Also during the search, a metal grinder that contained loose leaf marijuana and a marijuana cigarette. Also numerous prescription pills were located inside the vehicle.
The driver, Bruce Jones, was placed under arrest for Two Counts Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance , Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs. Mr. Jones also received citations for improper tag, failure to display insurance and no seatbelt. Mr. Jones was transported to the DeKalb County Detention Center and bond was set at $24,000 on all charges.