Janet Barber

Grove Sun

JAY – An Afton man on probation for drug crimes has been arrested after drug enforcement officers discovered methamphetamines in his home.

Timothy Ray Dooley, 57, of Afton, was arrested on Nov. 24 after investigators received numerous anonymous tips regarding drug activity at the Dooley residence.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Delaware County investigators Captain Ron Teel and deputies Mark Berry, Mike Lanning, Matt North and canine officer Steve Brownell with “Chico,” went to the Dooley residence at 36251 S. 520 Road. Chico “alerted” to the presence of drugs at the residence before the suspect was discovered in an outbuilding.

Dooley refused officers the right to search the residence and a search warrant was obtained. During the search, officers found several clear plastic bags with a substance that later field tested positive for methamphetamines, drug smoking devices, a .22 rifle, and electronic equipment used for surveillance.

A background check showed that Dooley plead guilty to cultivating marijuana, maintaining a dwelling where marijuana is used, and possession of marijuana. He received 20-year probation on the charges in 1997.

Anticipated charges could include possession of a controlled dangerous substance after former felony conviction, possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction, possession of surveillance equipment, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Dooley was released from the Delaware County Jail on a $15,250 bond on Nov. 27.