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.