Police arrest pair of Monroe County natives on drug charges
Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 7, 2006
Greenville police arrested two Monroe County natives on Sept. 22, charging each man with possession of a controlled substance after discovering an estimated $300 worth of crack cocaine inside a ring box.
Both Zellworth Nettles, 38, and Charlie Frank Dees, 34, were placed under arrest after officers responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle located outside the Phillips 66 gas station on Fort Dale Rd. Both men were then transported to the Butler County Jail.
Police reports indicate that Dees was driving a white 1996 GMC Sonata with Nettles as his passenger. Officers asked Dees if there were any weapons or illegal drugs inside the vehicle and he replied, “No, do you want to check?” according to reports.
A search of the vehicle revealed several large pocket knives in reach of both the driver and passenger and a black canvas bag containing razor blades, personal hygiene items, and disposable razors, said police.
Police found the ring box and a plastic bag inside containing the crack cocaine. Police retrieved Nettles from inside the store and discovered his name from a prison identification card.
The report states that both Nettles and Dees admitted to smoking crack cocaine and both suspects said they brought the drug from Montgomery before coming to Greenville.