A Union man ended up in jail after allegedly selling drugs to a buyer who turned out to be the chief of the Jonesville Police Department.
Andrew Reid Jennings, 36, 805 Webber Lake Road, Union, is charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with distribution of a Schedule IV narcotic.
The incident report states that while off duty, Jonesville Police Chief Jimmy Kimbrell went into a restaurant at 719 N. Duncan Bypass Friday evening. After entering the building, Kimbrell noticed a white male, later identified as Jennings, walking from table to table speaking with the customers. A short time later, Jennings approached Kimbrell’s table and asked him if he’d like to purchase some Xanax.
After Jennings walked away, Kimbrell contacted the Union Drug Task Force and advised them of the incident. Kimbrell met with a task force member a few minutes later and was given $10 in recorded US currency. He then went back in the restaurant and purchased an amount of Alprazolam 1 mg., which the report describes as a Schedule IV narcotic.
Kimbrell turned the drugs over to the task force deputy who then entered the restaurant, located Jennings, and placed him under arrest. While searching Jennings, the deputy found the recorded currency. Jennings was then transported to jail.
The following persons were arrested by the sheriff’s office.
Van Steward Jr., 19, 129 E. Lee St., Union, charged Monday with simple possession of marijuana.
Matthew Dillion Scott West, 18, 210 Youngblood St., Jonesville, charged Monday with simple possession of marijuana.
Harley Nicole Sprouse, 18, 125 Palmetto Farm Road, Pacolet, charged Monday with simple possession of marijuana.
Marquez Deon Kershaw, 23, 267 Duncan Avenue, #1A, Union, charged Monday with simple possession of marijuana.
Christopher Robert Williams, 38, 329 N. 2nd St., Lockhart, charged Saturday with breach of peace.
Lester Arnold Avant, 59, 329 Lockhart Highway, Lockhart, charged Saturday with breach of peace.