Multiple Drug Warrants Follow Traffic Arrest

Clinton Police served multiple drug charges yesterday on a man the Highway Patrol arrested on a traffic charge shortly after midnight. Trooper Ward of the Highway Patrol arrested 28-year-old Tyler Vaughn Petty of 224 Brandy Lane, Clinton, issuing a ticket charging Petty with Driving under Suspension on U.S. Highway 76, Clinton at 5 minutes after midnight Thursday morning. Later in the day, Clinton Police served warrants charging Tyler Petty with Distribution of Meth, Distribution within Proximity and with Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute.

In warrants, Police Sgt. Wicker states that on August 8th Petty sold a quantity of methamphetamine to a confidential informant working in an undercover capacity. This was investigated by Detective Prather of Clinton Police and Investigator Nations of the Sheriff’s Office. This reportedly occurred within a half-mile of a Public Park. Sgt. Wicker also alleges that on the same date this past August Petty had in his possession more than one gram of methamphetamine on Clay Street at East Main Street.

While a $647.50 personal recognizance bond was set on the traffic charge from the Highway Patrol, cash or surety bonds were set totaling $12,000 on the three Meth charges from Clinton Police. Tyler Vaughn “Ears” Petty remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning.