A rolling calamity waiting to happen. Deputy Mike Nettles pulled this potential disaster over in Goodrich.
3 Arrested for Drugs and More, GOODRICH, April 9, 2011 - At approximately 3:30 pm on April 8, 2011, Deputy Mike Nettles with the Polk County Sheriff's Office was patrolling on US-59 in Goodrich when he spotted a truck pulling a trailer loaded down with scrap metal that was a real work in progress. The truck was south-bound on US-59 as Nettles pulled the vehicle over south of Loop 393. Among other things the truck had inspection and registration stickers that were out of date since 2009. The truck was pulling a trailer that was loaded down with a hill of scrap metal piled on and chained down in what appeared to be extremely precarious. Nettles was joined by Narcotics Officers Randy Turner and Andy Lowrie. A search of the vehicle uncovered a syringe and methamphetamine. All three vehicle occupants: Larry Joe Collins, 43, of Cleveland, Kenneth Ray Lockhart, 46, of Livingston, and Sheila Faye Jones McDaniel, 38, of Livingston, were charged with possession of a controlled substance. Larry Collins had 8 warrants for his arrest out of Cleveland. The vehicle and trailer were recovered by Harwood Wrecker Service out of Livingston where it will be stored. The scene was cleared by 4:30 pm.
Nettles had all three cuffed and subdued.
Kenneth Ray Lockhart, 46, of Livingston was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.
Sheila Faye Jones McDaniel, 38, of Livingston, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.
Larry Joe Collins, 43, of Cleveland, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and also had 8 warrants for his arrest out of Cleveland.
Deputy Mike Nettles escorts Kenneth Lockhart to a waiting patrol unit.
Registration and inspection stickers expired since 2009.
A lesson in un-safety
Vehicle Recovery Specialist, Jim Harwood couldn't believe his eyes when he saw the jerry rigged vehicle.
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