BPD makes arrests

Published 11:37pm Friday, January 27, 2012

Brewton Police Department officers and agents with the Narcotics Division have made two arrests in the past week with one theft case solved in the process.
Sgt. Andrew Casey said the arrests were made on two individuals from outside the Brewton area.
Jimmy L. Johnson, 41, of Cantonment, Fla., was arrested by agents with the Narcotics Division after he was named as a suspect in a theft case. The arrest was made Jan. 23.
“Johnson became a suspect in a case of theft involving medicine and about $16,500 worth of jewelry,” Casey said. “During our investigation, we were able to determine that Johnson had returned a small amount of jewelry after the theft occurred.”
Casey said the investigation into Johnson’s case, stemmed from a residential theft incident. Officers were able to locate Johnson and took him into custody without incident, he said.
Johnson has been charged with first-degree theft of property ad second-degree theft of property.
Earlier in the week, Officer Nicholas Stanley and Sgt. William Mosley arrested Castleberry man on a variety of drug charges.
Vernon Duran Sanders, 24, was arrested during a traffic stop Jan. 20, Casey said.
“The arrest was made during the traffic stop when our agents discovered drugs in the vehicle,” Casey said. “A search of the suspect also revealed he had drugs on his person.”
Sanders was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance – cocaine; first-degree unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Suspects  were transported to the Escambia County Detention Center where they were booked on the charges against them.
Johnson is being held in lieu of $20,000 bond. Sanders was released on $5,000 bond.

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