Monday, November 16, 2009

Man Arrested on Drug Charges Two Days in a Row


The Hilltop Express newspaper is reporting that a Monterey man was arrested on drug charges -- two days in a row -- as the local drug task force conducted an investigation. 66-year-old Donnie Billy Fritts, of 1833 Mackie Road, Cookeville, also has 512 S. Poplar St., Monterey, listed as an address. He was first charged on Nov. 9 with possession of a controlled substance. Warrants taken by the Drug Task Force allege that an undercover agent sold 100 Oxycontin pills to Fritts. He was arrested outside CVS Pharmacy on Jackson St., in Cookeville and later released on bond. The next day, Task Force agents arrested him again on warrants, alleging that they found Oxycontin pills and Xanax pills hidden in a car they had seized from Fritts. Fritts is set to appear in Putnam County General Session Court on Nov. 30.