‘Career criminals’ arrested for drug dealing in Middletown

‘Career criminals’ arrested for drug dealing in Middletown

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From left: Deshawn Lattimore, Shondria L. Brown and Joey R. Taylor

Middletown police continue to make arrests of those allegedly dealing drugs in the city.

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On Thursday night, the Special Investigations Unit served a search warrant at a house in the 2000 block of Carolina Street, according to police.

Joey R. Taylor, 35, of the Carolina Street address was arrested and charged with three felony counts of drug abuse for heroin, crack and Adderall, according to Middletown Municipal Court records.

Police say Taylor is a career criminal who has been arrested for numerous drug possessions and trafficking offenses, theft, forgery, burglary, abduction, failure to comply with lawful order, robbery and is currently on parole for burglary.

Also arrested Thursday night was Shondria L. Brown, who is accused of selling drugs from her white Dodge Nitro, said Lt. David Birk.

Brown, 26, at large, is is charged with felony trafficking and felony possession of drugs.

Birk said the department has received numerous complaints about Brown selling from her SUV as well as a red Mazda.

Police said Brown is also a career criminal who has previously been arrested for assault, domestic violence, numerous robbery offenses and aggravated burglary.

Also as part of ongoing drug interdiction efforts, Officer Dennis Jordan and his police dog partner Koda stopped Deshawn Lattimore for a traffic violation.

Koda alerted the officer to the inside of the vehicle, which resulted in resulted in approximately eight grams of heroin being recovered in Lattimore’s possession.

Lattimore has been previously arrested for criminal trespass, carrying concealed weapons and using weapons while intoxicated.

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