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FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2007


3 charged with drug possession

ATHENS — A Limestone deputy’s traffic stop led to the arrest of three people who allegedly were hauling one-half pound of dope, Sheriff Mike Blakely said.

Blakely said deputy Justin Flanagan stopped a vehicle on U.S. 72 near French’s Mill on Wednesday night.

Blakely said authorities charged the occupants with first-degree possession of marijuana. Charged are Jeremy T. Davis, 19, and Jedediah M. Clifford, 22, both of Segers Road, and a 17-year-old male.

Davis is in Limestone County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bond. Clifford is out of jail on $5,000 bond. Authorities released the teen into his parents’ custody.

- Holly Hollman

Brookhaven student expelled

The Decatur school board has expelled a Brookhaven Middle School student for having illegal drugs on campus.

The board expelled the 14-year-old eighth-grader for the remainder of this year and all of the 2007-08 school year after a Tuesday expulsion hearing.

- Bayne Hughes

Tips help police in robbery case

Decatur police said tips resulting from videos and pictures of a convenience store stick-up are getting them closer to finding the robber Thursday.

Police circulated pictures of Tuesday night’s robbery at Wally World through the media, prompting calls to their tip line, 341-INFO (4636).

“We’ve got calls that have led us to about a half dozen suspects, and we’ve spent the last day sifting through those tips and trying to narrow the field,” said police Sgt. Rick Archer. “I think we’re very close to positively identifying the suspect, and hopefully, being able to make an arrest. We appreciate the response from the community. They’ve been a great deal of help. We encourage people to use our tip line for this or any crime they might have knowledge of.”

- Seth Burkett

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