A tip about possible illegal alcohol sales on Kennedy Street, and the investigation that followed, became the catalyst for the arrest of three Clinton residents late last week.
Robin Payne Best, 50, of 800 Kennedy St., was charged on citation with misdemeanor possession for sale of tax-paid alcohol without an ABC permit; Edward Allen Best, 29, of 800 Kennedy St., was charged with felony possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia; and Tony Dean Williams, 43, of 206 Odom Farm Road, Dudley, was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and driving while license revoked from an outstanding warrant.
According to Police Lt. Tim King, state Alcohol and Law Enforcement Division agents assisted in obtaining the warrant. ALE leveled the charge against Robin Best, serving the citation at the home rather than taking her before a magistrate because of her poor health.
The other two were taken before the magistrate and charged, with Edward Best placed under a $3,000 bond and Williams placed under a lesser $500 bond.
King said the warrant was executed at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at the Kennedy Street home, owned by Robin Best.
“The tip led to the investigation and that eventually led to the search warrant being issued,” King said.
Confiscated at the time of the arrest was beer and spirituous liquor, King said, along with 81.80 grams of marijuana.