Back in jail for quarter pound of marijuana

Published 3:51 pm Monday, December 29, 2008

Two suspects out on bail from a previous drug charge found themselves back in jail just before Christmas on another drug charge.

After being arrested for sale of a controlled substance in July, two suspects out on bond were picked up again for another drug sale charge last week.

Chief Investigator Donnie Saucier said the investigation and surveillance on the home of Patrick Durr, 42, of 415 Woodland Cove came to a head Dec. 18, when deputies conducted a traffic stop on his vehicle. Investigators asked Durr some questions and asked to search his home.

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Durr and another resident of the home, Vanessa Smith, 39, consented to the search. Investigators found what they believe to be about a quarter pound of marijuana bagged individually for resale along with some scales and packaging materials, Saucier said.

Both Durr and Smith were arrested for sale of a controlled substance. As a result of the new charge, the bond on the previous charge has been revoked, which means both Durr and Smith will remain in jail until the first charge is resolved, Saucier said.

“Don’t deal drugs, but if you do deal drugs and get caught, it would be a good idea to stop,” Saucier said. “Unfortunately for Durr and Smith it’s going to be a very un-merry Christmas.”