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Four captured in Bainbridge drug bust

Friday, October 12, 2012

David Wayne Brown III

Staff Writer

BAINBRIDGE -- After an ambulance responded to an emergency call at 117 W. Main St. in Bainbridge on Wednesday night, police searched the premises and allegedly found paraphernalia related to a Schedule I.

Miranda Jo McNew
One suspect, Dillon Paul Brown, 20, Bainbridge, was taken to a hospital and has yet to be charged.

Three others, David Wayne Brown III, Miranda Jo McNew and Chelseii Eden Reynolds, were taken into custody.

Brown III, 25, Danville, and Reynolds, 23, Danville, have been charged with common nuisance, possession of a controlled substance and dealing a Schedule I drug.

The Banner Graphic has learned that drug is heroin.

McNew, 23, Greencastle, has been charged with common nuisance, possession of paraphernalia and probation violation.

Dillon Brown was released from Putnam County Jail earlier on Wednesday, where he had most recently been held on charges for conspiracy to commit trafficking.

Chelseii Reynolds
Because Dillon Brown was on probation and house arrest, police were able to search his residence.

Bainbridge marshal Rodney Fenwick said recently that heroin is a growing concern in the area.

"There's heroin use everywhere, you just don't hear about it as much until you get an overdose or a fatality," Fenwick said. "It's kind of a sign of the times."

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"sign of the times"!! Maybe we need to start changing the times.

-- Posted by killintime on Fri, Oct 12, 2012, at 9:39 AM

Search of a residence for one on probation or electronic home monitoring must be related to those matters and be "true" probation searches not searches for evidence when someone has reported a medical emergency.

How do you people feel about calling an ambulance and the police showing up? Keep that in mind next time you need help.

-- Posted by reckman on Fri, Oct 12, 2012, at 11:41 AM

This is so disturbing...Bainbridge needs help. Wish I knew what to do. So happy my kids are older and out of school b/c I did hear that herion is the drug of choice there now. How so very scary and sad that our young people let thugs and dimwits such as the ones in this article influence them w/deadly drugs. I hope they all get long long prison terms....

-- Posted by sosorry on Fri, Oct 12, 2012, at 12:20 PM

I wish people would think a little before deciding to post a comment. There is no way the Banner-Graphic can convey the ENTIRE story.

Reckman - The police had authorization from the owner of the property to search it. So while Dillon was on probation/house arrest it is moot point, they got permission regardless.

sosorry - Bainbridge is not the only town that needs help. What you can do is think before you judge. I don't know what "young people" were influenced by these "thugs and dimwits" in this story? And any young person being influenced "w/ deadly drugs" is old enough to know better. As are all of the kids in this article. As for wishing they all get long long prison terms.. think if it were your kid. Show some respect to their families.

-- Posted by lenamb24 on Fri, Oct 12, 2012, at 12:56 PM

Reckman: Imagine your child overdosing on heroin and the people he/she was shooting it up with were still there and were just allowed to leave. I think you'd be a little upset.

The police are here to protect us. Are there problems here and there in law enforcement? Yes, but if we question everything they do and publicly bash them any chance we get we are helping no one. We need to stand behind our law enforcement and clean this county up for our children. You may not have faith in the system but I still do, and I believe that most of our officers are here because they want the same things I do.

-- Posted by WTFRUthinkin on Fri, Oct 12, 2012, at 4:23 PM

Sad...and these are not kids...all are 20 and above. THEY ARE ADULTS AND OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER!I am thankful that the police were involved to search.....and possibly prevent another one of them overdosing. Instead of blaming, let's all do something about this. It's not just happening in Bainbridge...but in EVERY town across the world, people! It is our responsiblity to teach our children that this is deadly....we must do a better job at this! While, we can't control what choices they make, if they are educated about this at a young age, then maybe it would make a larger impact on them as they get older and make choices. In my job, I see what drugs do to people every day.....it is heartbreaking. I pray for these young adults and hope they seek help for the drug addiction before it is a possibly deadly choice that they make. We ALL have the responsiblity to make a difference....it is not just the responsiblity of teachers, law enforcement and medical personnel....we all must educate and advocate to save others from this!

-- Posted by John3:16 on Mon, Oct 15, 2012, at 11:00 AM

I truly wish that all of the people who jump on here to make judgment calls in these stories, would actually get a job in law enforcement or medical capacity or for goodness sake, go back to school and learn what the law actually is before making ignorant statements. I too am sad that someone would not think any better of themselves than to OD on any drug....All who were involved, did their job well and by the book...just saying, support our people who are there to do a job, you don't want to do! Don't judge, support!

-- Posted by legalleggs on Tue, Oct 16, 2012, at 3:28 PM

My son passed away from a heroin overdose. He wasn't a "thug or a dimwit". He was a disabled veteran who suffered from seizures, PTSD, depression and anxiety attacks. He also had battled his drug addictions for the last 12 years. He has been in residential drug programs 6 times. He has been in and out of jail numerous times and on house arrest numerous times. Heroin is one of the most addictive drugs there is. One time of use and they are usually hooked. And most die of overdose before they can get off of it

When on house arrest, you and whoever you are living with while on house arrest, gives up all rights and property can be searched at any time. The person on house arrest is still considered an inmate who instead of being held in jail are held in a residential location because of lack space in all of our jails.

All of our small communities are now over run with heroin and meth. You are just unaware of it until you see someone being arrested. The only way this is going to change is if all of our communities get involved. Most drug addicts can't afford to go into rehab because it is very expensive. And most family and friends don't want to take time to try and help them and turn their backs on them completely. We need more affordable programs in every community. We need families and friends to start caring again and stop turning their backs on people that need their help and support. Start opening your eyes and reporting any suspicious activity. Educate yourselves on signs of drug use and educate your kids. Get involved in rehabilitaing and getting drug dealers off the streets. These people could be one of your children, siblings, grandparents or grandchild because it doesn't matter what age you are or background your from, it can still affect you.

-- Posted by Ronnie7 on Sun, Mar 8, 2015, at 11:04 AM

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