Drug arrest at Hamilton checkpoint

By Monroe Journal

ABERDEEN – Ellis Sims, Belden, was arrested on Sunday Aug.19, 2012 by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) while deputies were checking driver’s licenses in Hamilton, according a statement from the MCSO.

Monroe County Deputies were conducting a license check point in the Hamilton area when a vehicle occupied by Sims approached their location. A large amount of what is believed to be marijuana was found in the vehicle and Sims was charged with possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute. Bond has not been set at this time. Sims is in the custody of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department.

Sims is currently being held at the Monroe County Detention Center awaiting arraignment.