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Brazil man arrested on drug charges

Friday, January 15, 2010

BRAZIL -- After an 18-month investigation, Clay County Sheriff's Department officials confirmed this morning a Brazil resident has been formally charged with various allegations of dealing and possessing drugs, paraphernalia and more than $70,000 in cash.

On Jan. 12, Timothy A. Cheatham, 44, was arrested by members of the CCSD, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Putnam County Sheriff's Department without incident at his residence on initial charges of one class A dealing methamphetamine and booked into the Clay County Justice Center.

During the course of the initial investigation, officials were able to make controlled buys of methamphetamine and perform several hundred hours of surveillance of Cheatham's alleged drug activity. This led to two search warrants being issued for Cheatham's Clay County residence and another in Putnam County.

As a result of the warrants being served, an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and more than $70,000 in cash was located.

Cheatham has been formally charge with two counts each of class A felony dealing methamphetamine and class C felony possession of methamphetamine, along with one count of class D felony maintaining a common nuisance.

Clay County Prosecutor B. Lee Reberger is expected to file formal charges later today in court on Timothy Cheatham.

Cheatham is being currently held at the Clay County Justice Center on a $100,000 cash bond with no 10 percent.

Officials confirm the investigation continues and more arrests are expected in the case.


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It is always great to hear of a drug dealer getting arrested, especially when it is a meth dealer.

The drawback is that it takes 18 months of letting him sell his dope to build a case against him.

That is plenty time to let kids get hooked on his poison and ruin their lives.

I'm not so sure the end justifies the means.

-- Posted by Xgamer on Fri, Jan 15, 2010, at 4:55 AM

What happened to "innocent until proven guilty?" your comments seem to indicated that you think you already know what happened. Why don't you let the process take care of itself before making foolish comments

-- Posted by Undersiege on Fri, Jan 15, 2010, at 12:46 PM

Make a rehabilitation or give them the option to take a shot and just hav them put down-they do it to other living creatures.that don't even need rehabillation.

grants.............heck if this was done. jobs, on both sides-needed rehab.and not needed rehab.- and rehabilaation would be "in process".....On an individual case.Leets try to pull anything out of this horrifing mess we can that's good.

-- Posted by iseeiwatch on Fri, Jan 15, 2010, at 12:48 PM

Sorry if I offended anyone out there,I'm a realist. Look at the counties you live in---

the prospects of an objectable court---Come on we're talking about "Meth", they gave us a Federal Grant here to zap on this problem area.

I've personally dealt with this area--- being REHABILITATED with dui's on record. a .08 will completely ruin your life-----I know. I ve seen and talked to both sides.(not wanting to)just being catitagoried. Haunted daily, somedays, I just wish god would take me.I'm not considered GOOD or BAD.Alot are out there like this.===SOMEONE WITH SOME POWER, PLEASE HELP!

-- Posted by iseeiwatch on Fri, Jan 15, 2010, at 1:10 PM

All you have to do is figure out how to take the money out of the equation and the problem will be solved.

-- Posted by exhoosier2 on Fri, Jan 15, 2010, at 4:18 PM

Your comments sloidify my point, Underseige. Thanks to todays defense lawyers, and histories arrest loopholes, it takes 18 to 24 months to build a case against an alledged drug dealer.

This man was caught in posession of meth and cash by the police. Your comments seem to indicate that you may be in favor of him being found innocent. See, we all are allowed to make foolish comments, aren't we?

-- Posted by Xgamer on Fri, Jan 15, 2010, at 7:21 PM

How many times will we allow this man to be excused for dealing the most horrendous drugs in our community. The last time he was caught, he led the police on a 2 county, high speed chase at night, with his lights turned off, on roads that would result in a devastating crash had someone been coming at him. The result was that he crashed into an embankment and then tried to run over the police officers, who fired their weapons at him in self defense. He has been in the system and has had ample time to "rehabilitate" but had chosen to be a professional drug dealer instead. Will we again return him to society an allow him to continue to poison it, or will we let him know that we have finally had enough of his kind, and protect society from them? This is not someone that has simply gotten over his head experimenting with illicit drugs and finds himself with a addiction problem, he is someone that has chosen to profit from poisoning people.

Putnam man arrested after pursuit

Friday, October 20, 2006

http://www.bannergraphic.com/story/12249...

-- Posted by uncommonsence on Mon, Jan 18, 2010, at 1:26 PM


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