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Trio calls 911 on themselves

A 911 call earlier this week resulted in three arrests for possession of meth, paraphernalia and illegal prescription drugs.

On Nov. 4, 2019, around 6 a.m., Covington County Communications Center dispatched a call to Cottle Creek Road.

The communication center received a call from a woman that advised that there was a man at the residence with a gun. The woman left the phone off of the hook you could hear chatter in the background. The communication center sent deputies Racheal Cross and Jonathon Pitts to the call.

Covington County Sheriff Blake Turman said upon arrival at the residence, three people were there that were obviously impaired from illicit drug use.

Paraphernalia was observed and the Drug Task Force was dispatched. A search warrant for the residence was issued and contraband, (meth, paraphernalia, and illegal prescription drugs) was seized as evidence.

“The criminals were is such a state of mind, that they called the law on themselves,” Turman said.

Tammie Smith Bruce, Daniel Buie, and Rusty Smith were all arrested and are being held in the Covington County Jail on a $13,000 bond each.

“You just cannot make this up,” Turman said. “We are glad to ensure the safety of our community. Deputies Cross and Pitts were diligent and went the extra mile to ensure these guys were incarcerated to protect the public and themselves. In their state of minds from drug use, there is no telling what could have happened if they were to drive or enter into the public. Looking out for our community is paramount.”