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Warrant issued after defendant fails to appear

Friday, February 6, 2009

A warrant was issued for the arrest of a Stilesville man accused of dealing prescription drugs after he failed to appear in Putnam County Circuit Court for a final pretrial conference on Thursday.

Timothy Calvert, 48, was arrested in August and charged with Class B felony dealing in a schedule II controlled substance and Class D felony possession of a controlled substance.

Calvert appeared for an initial hearing on Aug. 7. He entered not guilty pleas to both charges and told Senior Judge James Harris that he intended to hire his own counsel.

Calvert posted a $2,000 bond that day and was released from jail.

On Sept. 25, Calvert appeared for a pretrial conference. Calvert had still not hired an attorney, and was informed that his trial would not be continued if he failed to do so.

During that same court date, Calvert's final pretrial was set for Feb. 5 and his trial was slated for Feb. 25.

According to a narrative prepared by Clay County Sheriff's Department Detective Jerry W. Siddons, Siddons assisted Brazil City Police Detective Todd Stemm in making controlled drug purchases from Calvert between April 10 and 20.

Siddons and Stemm met a confidential informant, who told the officers Calvert had 10 oxycontin pills he was willing to sell for $10 each.

The buy allegedly occurred at a gas station on the northwest corner of U.S. 231 and U.S. 40 in Putnam County, where court records said the informant got into Calvert's vehicle. Calvert drove away with the informant, and the deal was allegedly done as the two were riding in his truck.

Calvert then drove back to the gas station and dropped the informant off, court records said.

The pills the informant allegedly purchased from Calvert were found to be 10 milligram tablets of oxycontin.

If convicted on both charges, Calvert could face 23 years in prison.

Calvert's criminal history in Putnam County includes convictions for dealing in marijuana, unlawful use of a police radio, operating while intoxicated, possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine or a narcotic drug and dealing in a controlled substance. He did time in jail for all these convictions, which took place between April of 1991 and March of 1996.


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Can you say, "HABITUAL?"

-- Posted by whodouthinkur on Fri, Feb 6, 2009, at 7:11 AM

23 years in prison seems a bit harsh. seems like this person needs some rehab, counseling, and detox and help with getting a positive focus in his life.

-- Posted by just a local on Fri, Feb 6, 2009, at 8:12 AM

this man used to sell drugs outside his girlfriends house in the 80's, he would stand outside on the sidewalk and cars would pull up and the deal would be done, we lived next door and the call the police numberous times, after 25 years this man will never change, prison time for life is what he deserves

-- Posted by senior'08 on Fri, Feb 6, 2009, at 9:58 AM

SHOULD BE NO GRIPE HERE....HE CAN LOOK FORWARD TO 23 YEARS OF A ROOF OVER HIS HEAD, FOOD TO EAT AND A CHANCE TO BETTER HIS EDUCATION. THE REST OF US "HONEST FOLK" HAVE TO PAY FOR THOSE PRIVILEGES. CRIMINALS HAVE IT TO EASY... THEY NEED A HARD DAYS WORK WITH NO BENEFITS. NO WONDER WE HAVE SO MUCH CRIME.

-- Posted by Michele1953 on Fri, Feb 6, 2009, at 2:36 PM

If this is the same Tim Calvert that lived in the Cloverdale area, he's been doing this since the late 70's, when I was in high school. No, I would say he is definetely a habitual....

-- Posted by coconut9092 on Fri, Feb 6, 2009, at 3:45 PM

I've sat next to this guy in class at school. He would roll up pencil shavings into cigarettes with a roller and papers during class. I remember this because he started playing with them and acting like he was smoking. He soon had pencil lead all over his hands and face, I started laughing at him and I got in trouble!

-- Posted by Xgamer on Sat, Feb 7, 2009, at 6:43 AM

This type of habitual will continue to deal in prison if he has done it for so long. He will convince someone to traffick since he has probably stashed a lot of money over the years.

-- Posted by bam on Sat, Feb 7, 2009, at 6:39 PM

This guy is bad news!!!!!!! Theft, drugs, dealing, can you spell trouble with a capital T.

-- Posted by dcsaiht on Wed, Feb 11, 2009, at 11:09 AM

I have known Tim for about 6 years now, and as long as I have known him he has worked a steady job, been an excellent father, and never failed to help anyone in need. As far as I am concerned, if you don't know all the facts about a case or someone, you should not be the one to cast the first stone. Also, you should also remember that you cannot always believe everything that you read, even in a publication as reputable as The Banner-Graphic.

-- Posted by sixx_gold on Wed, Mar 18, 2009, at 6:44 PM


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