Suspected drug dealers busted with stolen police lights

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.

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.

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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