DUI Checkpoint nets three arrests over drugs in Bell County
From the Bell County Sheriff's Department -
On Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 7:50pm, Bell County K-9 Deputy Adam Southern, Deputy Frank Foster, and Deputy Austin Poindexter conducted a safety checkpoint on Highway 66 near Cary Hollow.
During the operation, 50-year-old Robert Wayne Beverly of Kettle Island, approached the checkpoint in a 2005 gold Chevrolet stating to deputies that he had no insurance. Deputy Southern directed Wayne to pull to the side of the road for further investigation.
As the deputies were walking back up to the vehicle, Beverly and his occupant - 28-year-old Whitney Dawn Brock - were observed acting erratically and moving around. Deputy Foster asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle and both replied no.
Beverly was asked to exit the vehicle by Deputy Southern and for consent to search his person and the vehicle, which he gave. He was found to be in possession of a black container of a crystal-like substance believed to be Methamphetamine and told the deputy: “man, I’m sorry, I forgot that was in there."
After giving consent to search, Deputy Foster searched Brock’s purse on the floor in front of where she was seated. Found was a clear container which held a clear bag of a crystal-like substance believed to be Methamphetamine along with a syringe, a glass pipe, and a yellow pack containing a suboxone strip with no prescription for it.
Both Robert Wayne Beverly and Whitney Dawn Brock were taken into custody. Beverly was charged with possession of controlled substance – 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine).
Brock was charged with possession of controlled substance – 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine), buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, and possession of controlled substance (drug unspecified).
Both were lodged in the Bell County Detention Center.
A short time later at 9:16pm, 29-year-old Cory Ferguson of Pineville approached the checkpoint in a vehicle and could not provide proof of insurance. He was asked by Deputy Foster to pull to the side of the road and was acting very nervous. Deputy Foster asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle to which Ferguson replied no.
The deputy then asked for consent to search the vehicle which was given. Found in the vehicle was a plastic container inside the driver’s side door which held a glass bottle which contained a crystal-like substance believe to be Methamphetamine.
Cory Ferguson was taken into custody, lodged in the Bell County Detention Center, and charged with possession of controlled substance – 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine) and failure to maintain insurance.