MCSO responds to complaints of drug activity in Hobe Sound, makes 8 arrests, more expected

(Source: Martin County Sheriff’s Office)

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division responding to complaints of increased drug and other illegal activity in the area of Dunbar/Banner Lake in Hobe Sound, arrested 8 people with charges ranging from sale and possession of cocaine to sale of and possession of hyrdromorphone and heroin within 1000-feet of a park or a school.

Other charges included failure to appear in court.

Throughout the investigation, detectives seized powder cocaine, pills, a handgun with ammunition, more than $1000.00 in cash, and a golf cart.

Arrested were 60-year old James Straughter Jr, 48-year old Carla Wiley, 32-year old Ruth Price, 72-year old Solomon Harris, 24-year old Travis Dennis, 25-year old Jimmie Lee Gray Jr., 58-year old Phillip Paige, and 23-year old Corey Anderson.

Bonds range from $55,000 to $225,000. The investigation and increased enforcement will continue.

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