Neighbors Credited with Suspected Drug Dealers Arrest

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DYER COUNTY, Tenn.- Deputies are crediting neighbors for an arrest that put a felon behind bars on drug and weapons charges. Deputies charged Jeffrey Joy, 21, with possession of synthetic marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a weapon and violation of probation after a search of his home on Village Street in Dyersburg, Monday. Authorities said the search came after several complaints from concerned neighbors living in the area. “We don’t appreciate that kind of thing no matter who it is,” said neighbor Charles Bloodworth. According to Sheriff Jeff Box, deputies found Joy was going to great lengths to hide a drug dealing operation with at least seven surveillance cameras mounted around the property that were hooked up to two monitors inside. During the search officials said they found synthetic marijuana, drug paraphernalia, packaging materials, digital scales and a pistol with ammunition. “When these residents step forward and call and report what they see that makes our job easier and allows us to help them,” said Sheriff Box. Neighbors told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News they first grew suspicious after seeing Joy’s camera system with heavy traffic coming in and out of the neighborhood. “All hours of the day and night time and they would pull up get their stuff and then leave I mean the average stop was one minute or less,” said neighbor Scott Young. “It was obvious, it was like a drive- thru window.” Deputies said if you see anything suspicious in your yard or your neighbors yard, you should always report it. Sheriff Box said it only takes one tip to make a difference. “We’re glad someone said something now we know somebody like that was living on this street with us,” said neighbor Dustin Hendren. Deputies said Joy is being held in Dyer County Jail without bond. If you have a crime stoppers tip call the Dyer County Sheriff’s Office at (731) 285-TIPS.

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