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Dealer arrested south of Chandler

ATHENS, June 19, 2017 -- A 36-year-old suspected dealer riding his bicycle on the wrong side of the road was arrested for this weekend by a Henderson County Deputy, Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said Monday. 

Andrew Allen Page of Chandler was stopped by Deputy Jacob Sumrall Saturday traveling south-bound on Sunrise Drive in the Sunrise Shores subdivision south of Chandler. 

He was in possession of a substantial amount of suspected methamphetamine and several clear plastic baggies commonly used to distribute the illegal drug. 

“Our Deputies are constantly on the look-out for anything out of the ordinary,” Hillhouse said. “This suspect was going the wrong way, acting nervous and had trouble communicating with the Deputy. Thanks to the diligence of our team, one more dealer is off the streets.” 

Page was carrying more than 5 grams of the contraband. 

“This is part of our concerted campaign against drugs in Henderson County,” the Sheriff said. “Hopefully, this arrest takes us to an even bigger supplier in the criminal drug chain that we are systematically breaking here.” 

Page was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. He is currently in Henderson County Jail with a $30,000.00 bail set.

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