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Suspicious activity leads to drug arrests

Suspicious activity in the parking lot of a local business prompted local citizens to alert the Clinton Police Department to drug-related activity and arrests.

According to Clinton Police chief Donald Edwards, the department’s Neighborhood Improvement Team received information that individuals were possibly selling controlled substances in the parking lot at Walmart.

Following up on the tip, patrol officers and the members of the NIT observed the men making a sale and seized 14 grams of cocaine and $100 in cash.

Arrested was Conmonte Oates, 28, of Roseboro and Bobby Williams, 56, of Clinton. The men were located inside a silver Chevrolet Cavalier that belonged to Williams.

Both men were charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and placed under a $15,000 secured bond. Their first court appearance is set for July 13.

In a separate incident, while the officers were investigating, they observed another person, Daryl Davis Jr., 23, of Garland, sitting in his vehicle under a tree in the Walmart parking lot. Davis appeared to be acting suspiciously, leading officers to approach him. They found 4.5 grams of marijuana on his person, along with other paraphernalia. He was cited and released.

By Kristy D. Carter

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