Hammack Regime Continues Illegal Drug Crackdown, LIVINGSTON, January 21, 2009 - An investigation was conducted by the Polk County Sheriffs Office Narcotics Division during the month of January in regards to the distribution of prescription medication in the Polk County area. Suspects who resided in a residence in the Canyon Park subdivision were recently placed on probation for distribution of prescription medication and herion from the Cedar Point subdivision back in 2008. The suspects began selling oxycontin, xanax, soma and dilaudid from a new residence that they rented in Canyon Park. On January 13, 2009 a search warrant was executed on the residence at which time the suspects were arrested on the following charges:
Brian Keith Tinsley was arrested on a warrant for manufacture or delivery of controlled substance more than one gram. Justice of the Peace Precinct 2, David Johnson placed a $50,000.00 dollar bond on Tinsley. On the same day Tinsley was charged with an additional manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance (more than one gram). Justice of the Peace Precinct 4, Stephen McEntyre placed an additional $50,000.00 dollar bond.
Brian Keith Tinsley, 43, of Onalaska
Maxine Morgan Crabb was arrested on a warrant for manufacture or delivery of controlled substance (more than one gram). Judge Johnson placed a $50,000.00 bond and on the day of the search warrant Crabb was charged again with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance (more than one gram) in which Judge McEntyre placed an additional $50,000.00 bond.
Maxine Morgan Crabb, 71, of Onalaska
Mark Edward Brown was arrested during the execution of the search warrant for a warrant for manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance (more than one gram) with a bond set at $50,000.00 by Judge Johnson. Johnson then imposed an additional $25,000 bond for possession of a controlled substance.
Mark Edward Brown, 48, of Onalaska
All three suspects are still currently housed in the polk county jail. There are several other residences in the Canyon Park subdivision in which prescription medication is being sold from and active investigations are being conducted at this time with a possible conclusion and arrest being conducted within the next month.
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In another arrest, a suspect identified as Leland Smith residing at the housing authority apartment 105 in Livingston was investigated for the distribution of his prescription medication. On January 16, 2009 Polk County Sheriff's Office narcotic detectives and officers with the Livingston Police Department served an arrest warrant on Smith for manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance more than one gram with a bond set at $50,000.00 by Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, Darrell Longino. During a search of Smith's residence, Smith was found in possession of marijuana and crack cocaine. Smith was charged with possession of a controlled substance in which the Judge McEntyre set a $10,000.00 bond. Smith is still currently housed in Polk County Jail.
While detectives searched Smith's residence another resident of the housing authority identified as Morgan Victor Basham arrived at the residence to check on Smith since he had patrol cars in front of the residence. Detectives identified Basham and he consented to the search of his person and bingo!...he had prescription pills on his person that were not prescribed to him. Some of the medication he had on his person matched prescription medication prescribed to Smith. Morgan was arrested for three counts of possession of a controlled substance for three different types of hydrocodone he had on his person (one in his mother's prescription bottle). Morgan has since bonded out of Polk County Jail.
Morgan Victor Basham Jr., 31, of Livingston
George Leland Smith, 53, of Livingston
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