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Two arrested on drug charges in Alva


November 11, 2018

Two people from Alva are charged with felonies after allegedly selling marijuana to an informant. They are also charged with child neglect for involving an underage person.

Anita Lynn Tucker, 40, of Alva, and David Adam Kimberly, 28, of Alva, have both been charged with distribution of controlled dangerous substance (marijuana) and with child neglect.

The distribution charge is punishable by imprisonment for two years to life or a fine of up to $20,000, or both. The child neglect charge is punishable by imprisonment in custody of the Department of Corrections not exceeding life or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, or by a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $5,000, or both such fine and imprisonment.

According to court records, Alva Police Officer John Caviness developed information from a confidential informant (CI) regarding Tucker and the sale of marijuana. On Oct. 15 Caviness met with the CI and provided $60 in cash that had been photocopied for evidence. The CI was also set up with a device that allowed Caviness to listen to the transaction.

At approximately 11:45 p.m. Caviness watched a vehicle pull to the rear of the residence where the CI had arranged the meeting. He watched three people leave the vehicle and enter the residence. He listened to the informant and the suspects speak with each other and make the exchange of money for narcotics.

Caviness had arranged for assistance by Officers Kris Franta and William Shahan. Franta with assistance from Caviness and Shahan stopped the suspects’ vehicle as they left.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Kimberly with Tucker as a passenger. Also in the vehicle was Tucker’s 16-year-old son. Caviness asked Tucker if she had any weapons, narcotics or large sums of money on her person. Tucker produced the three $20 bills saying it was from tips she had made at work. Caviness identified the currency as the money he had provided to the CI.

Tucker and Kimberly were taken to the Woods County Jail and the juvenile was released to an adult caretaker.


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