Sgt. Chad Payne, information officer for the Dade County Sheriff's Office, reported as follows on Monday, April 2.
On Friday, March 30, at approximately 2:30 p.m., a Dade County deputy was dispatched to the Mapco on Highway 299 in response to a call about a suspicious male.
After making contact with the male, the deputy found that he had several warrants from other agencies. Also, the male was in possession of a schedule 4 drug and several stolen items from a local Dollar General Store.
The subject, Austyn C. Gore, 21, of Chattanooga,
was taken into custody and transported to the Dade County Jail. He was charged with
Possession of a Schedule 4 Drug
On Saturday, March 31, at approximately 5:40 p.m., a Dade County deputy observed a male in a vehicle in the area of Cantrell Road whom he knew to have a felony warrant through Dade County. The deputy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and verified the warrant.
After a brief investigation into the traffic stop, the offender was found to be in possession of a substance thought to be methamphetamine. He was taken into custody and transported to the Dade County Jail.
Byron R. Gentry, 44, of Cartersville, Ala., was charged with
Possession of Methamphetamine withe intent to distribute
Possession of Drug Related Objects.