Ware Lawmen Subdue Local Woman; Arrest Her And Man On Bell Street
A large meth sales operation was shut down by local law enforcement here Tuesday, according to a spokesman.
Ware County deputies arrested a man and a woman while conducting surveillance on a house on Bell Street that has been known for drug activity and found them in possession of a large amount of methamphetamine, said Ware County Sheriff Randy Royal.
Dana Danette Steedley, 34, of 2170 Illinois Ave., and Peter Irvin Thompson, 38, of 1706 Madison St., were both arrested at a house located at 2224 Bell St., said Royal.
Steedley is charged with possession of methamphetamine, obstruction of an officer and was also wanted on two outstanding warrants, one for probation and the other a bench warrant.
Royal said Thompson is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine.
Sgt. Robert Weiss and Deputy Tron Lewis were handling a surveillance detail at 2224 Bell St. when they saw Steedley walk out of the house. Knowing they had warrants for her arrest, the two at tempted to take her into custody but she put up a struggle.
They were finally successful in subduing and handcuffing Steedley and they placed her in the patrol car.
After contacting a parole officer, the deputies then entered the house and found Thompson inside, arresting him as well.
Royal said they seized three clear sandwich bags of crystal methamphetamine, a supply of pills identified as “dangerous drugs,” Phentermine Hydrochloride, a large plastic bag containing a large amount of methamphetamine and Steedley had in her possession a sandwich bag containing crystal meth. They also seized a large amount of money, the sheriff said.
A total of 35 grams of methamphetamine was seized, Royal said.
“Neither of them lived at the Bell Street house but the address is known for drug activity,” said Royal. “That was the reason for the surveillance.”
Both Thompson and Steedley were being held in the Ware County jail.