Dec. 11, 2012 — The Rowan Roundup has added residents of Morgan and Bath counties to its roster following the arrests of three persons on drug charges.
Rowan County sheriff’s deputies arrested Celia Howard Caskey, 24, and Derik Caskey, 25, both of Ezel on two counts of trafficking heroin in the first degree, two counts of trafficking an unspecified drug in the second degree and trafficking marijuana first offense. Chief Deputy Joe Cline said initial contact with family members helped officers locate both of the suspects.
“We did some checking through family and they turned themselves over to us,” Cline said. “We established that they were staying at a certain residence and the family told us where they were and they turned themselves
Cline also said the two might be linked to the Detroit pipeline where suspected dealers are using the interstate bus system to transport drugs from Michigan.
Deputies also arrested Larry D. Lewis, 40, of Owingsville, at the Rowan County Courthouse on Friday while he was attending the court date of a family member.
Tony Lewis was arrested last week on drug charges. Larry Lewis was arrested on the charge of trafficking a controlled substance in the first degree.
“He showed up for court for his brother, Tony,” Cline said. “We received a tip from someone saying he was there and we had warrants for him and we were able to pick him up.”
All three were taken to the Rowan County Detention Center.
Despite arresting more than 20 suspected dealers in the past month, Cline said the streets remain filled with drugs and deputies are rounding up more suspected dealers.
“It’s important to get anybody off of the streets who is dealing drugs,” Cline said. “Instead of a mass roundup, we’ve been getting them in small groups.”
Cline says he expects more arrests during the holiday season.
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