Suspected drug dealers busted with stolen police lights

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BATESVILLE, Ark. – It is a story that makes one ask: what was the plan? Or what may already have transpired?

A man was arrested today in Batesville after it was found he had stolen police lights in his vehicle. A search warrant at his home yielded a significant discovery, too, a press release said.

On Tuesday, October 15, Independence County Sheriff’s Department, Batesville Police Department, and 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that had a wanted subject inside it. During the traffic stop, it was discovered that the vehicle had hide away emergency blue lights installed on it. Recently a report had been filed on a patrol car being broken into and some blue lights and a radio stolen.

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The blue lights found in the vehicle are believed to be the same lights recently stolen out of the patrol car.

This was enough to lead to a search warrant. It was executed at a residence on Kari Road. During the search warrant, ½ ounce of Methamphetamine, Approx. ½ ounce Marijuana, two handguns, two sets of digital scales, and several plastic baggies used to packaged narcotics was seized.

In other words, police think they found a drug dealer.

There was also a scanner, video surveillance equipment, and stolen road signs located.

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Jamie Kyle Medley and Timothy Clint Martin were taken into custody and facing charges of Possession of Methamphetamine with the Intent to Deliver, Maintaining a Drug Premise, Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Lights for an Emergency Vehicle, and Possession of a Communication Device.

Photos courtesy ICSO

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