Month-long investigation closed Friday

Published 4:00 am Tuesday, July 7, 2015

A month-long investigation led to the arrest of two Pike County residents on charges of distributing methamphetamine.

Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas said Tonya Little Mitchell and Jesse James Linzey were arrested early Friday, after deputies executed a search a warrant in the 4000 block of County Road.



Thomas said Mitchell, 47, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance—methamphetamine, possession of marijuana first degree and possession of drug paraphernalia. Thomas reported that the methamphetamine was in a crystallized state also known as ICE.

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“We had this residence under surveillance for a while now,” Thomas said. “Probably for a couple of weeks.”

Linzey, 25, was also arrested during the course of the investigation.



“He had an outstanding warrant from where he failed to show up for court,” Thomas said. “Mitchell and Linzey were both arrested and transported to the Pike County Jail.”

Thomas said the sheriff’s department had been aware that drugs were being sold out of the residence, which caused the department to put the home under surveillance.

“This is part of investigations that continue to go on,” Thomas said. “We were able to execute this search warrant and hopefully shut this residence down.”

Thomas said Mitchell had nine previous felonies with the Pike County Sheriff Department.