BPD officers arrest two alleged methamphetamine dealers

The Breckenridge Police Department spearheaded two investigations leading to the arrest of two alleged methamphetamine dealers.

Breckenridge Police Lieutenant Bacel Cantrell came into contact with both Roger Dale Norman Jr., 41 of Breckenridge, and Barbara Kay Horneck of Albany, in two separate incidents, which both led to arrests.

Due to the BPD sending out the confiscated drugs for testing, the exact amount seized could not be verified by press time, but Cantrell stated in his probable cause affidavit both Horneck and Norman each had in their possession digital scales and baggies typically associated with selling methamphetamine.

Cantrell first encountered Norman Jr. at Norman’s place of residence. Two police officers Kirby Brown and John Butler entered the residence to serve a felony arrest warrant from Stephens County regarding an unrelated burglary charge, which carries a bond amount of $7,500. While inside the residence, officers observed a clear zip lock bag containing a crystal substance consistent with methamphetamine sitting on a digital scale in plain view. Cantrell further stated they also found a pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine in plain view. A search warrant was then written and executed by all three officers. The search produced many items relative to selling methamphetamine. Among those items were: packaging, scales and prepackaged crystal substance, which the police believed to be methamphetamine. The police officers were able to locate 12 small zip lock top bags with the crystal substance in them in a wooden box with a hinged lid. After the search, Norman was charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver.

Later that evening, Cantrell and Stephens County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Kevin Roach received information from Agent Wayne Cockerham with the Taylor County Sheriff’s office that Horneck was in Breckenridge and possibly in possession of methamphetamine. After Horneck failed to signal turning into McDonald’s, Deputy Roach initiated a traffic stop. Roach then advised Horneck of her traffic violation and requested a consent to search. Horneck agreed to let them search her vehicle. Shackelford County Deputy Johnny Freeman was called to conduct an air sniff search of the vehicle. Deputy Freeman advised the officers of a positive alert for illegal drugs and officers then searched the vehicle, finding a black digital scale and a black hard glasses case with four bags of a crystal substance consistent with methamphetamine. 

Horneck then allegedly told Cantrell she sells 7 grams of methamphetamine in Stephens County Breckenridge for $200. Horneck was also charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver. Both subjects are charged with a first-degree felony,which carries a penalty of 15 to 99 years incarceration and a fine not to exceed $250,000.

The Breckenridge American

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