The Waverly Police Department’s Special Response Team served a drug search warrant at a residence belonging to Jeffrey Dyer on West Richland Avenue on November 12. The investigation was handled by Detective Tony Ahne and Officer Devin Elliott and a significant amount of crack cocaine, powdered cocaine and pills were recovered from the residence. Officers also recovered some firearms and cash.
“We have seen an increase in the amount of crack cocaine being supplied from the Clarksville area, and we are committed to keeping the related drug and gang activity out of Waverly,” said Police Chief David Daniel.
The Police Department will seek indictments at the next Grand Jury on Dyer for Possession for Resale of the Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, and Pills. They will also seek charges for Violation of the School Zone Act because the activity was close to a public park. The School Zone Act provides for enhanced penalties when drug activity occurs within 1,000 feet of a school or park.
“These drugs were being sold right across the street from Richland Park. We will make every effort to keep our parks and schools drug free and will be actively pursuing these dealers,” said Chief Daniel.
Detective Ahne is the Police Department’s drug investigator, and Officer Elliott serves in the Patrol Division. The Waverly Police Department’s Special Response Team (SRT) is comprised of specially trained officers from the Police Department and is used to serve high risk warrants and to handle unusual circumstances that may arise in the city.