Last updated: March 27. 2014 3:36PM - 1736 Views
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A Pineville man was arrested on Tuesday after allegedly selling drugs near a local school.

James H. Warren, 35, was arrested by Deputy Shane Stewart of the Bell County Sheriff’s Department and charged with trafficking a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school.

According to the criminal complaint, Warren sold three white pills marked “Watson 502” to a confidential informant for the purchase price of $20. The sell took place near Pineville Independent School. He was arrested on Oak Street.

Warren was held at the Bell County Detention Center on a $2,500 cash bond. He was also charged with two counts of non-support.

In other police news, Joseph Martin Lewis, 35, of Gordon, was arrested Tuesday by MPD Officer Chuck Bruce and charged with two counts of theft by deception under $10,000 and three counts of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

According to the citation, Lewis attempted to pass corporate payroll checks from Bell County Coal Corporation at Food City knowing the checks were forged. The total amount of restitution owed is $1,573.76.

Lewis was given a $5,000 bond and was released from the detention center on Wednesday.

Anthony Cloud can be contacted at 606-248-1010, ext. 1125 or on Twitter @AnthonyCloudMDN.

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