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Local Man Arrested on Drug Charges


On May 19, 2009, the Drew County Sheriff's Department arrested Donald Kirby Franklin, 33 of Monticello.

Sheriff Gober received information that Franklin was in possession of crack cocaine. Sheriff's deputies were able to located Franklin as he was pulled in to a residential driveway. Franklin subjected to a patdown search, at which time deputies recovered what appeared a vial with a white substance in it which believed to be crack cocaine. Also a large sum of money, approximately $2,500, was confiscated and later forfeited to the Prosecuting Attorney's office.

Franklin was placed in the Drew County Detention Facility and charge with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and resisting arrest. Bond was set at $10,000. Franklin bonded out on May 21.

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