Indictment Leads to Drug Trafficking Arrest

According to Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron Deputies with the Sheriff’s Office has charged and arrested a Wayne County man for drug trafficking.


At approximately 12:15 am on October 22 , 2020 Deputies Derek Dennis, Brad Tucker and Brent Rose went to a residence on Hickory Hill Drive in Monticello to serve an active Indictment Warrant on a resident at that location for a previous drug trafficking charge that was issued by the Wayne County Grand Jury. Upon arrival the Deputies observed the male subject through a window. When the deputies identified themselves, the subject appeared to be hiding something before answering the door. After making the arrest for the Indictment Warrant the Deputies conducted a search of his immediate area. The Deputies then locate approximately 12.4 grams of methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana, 2 sets of digital scales and other items related to drug use.


Deputy Derek Dennis charged and arrested Roscoe N. Shelton for trafficking in a controlled substance-1st degree (greater than or equal to 2 grams of methamphetamine), possession of marijuana and for possession of drug paraphernalia. The Deputies also served the Wayne County Circuit Court Indictment Warrant of Arrest on Shelton for the charge of trafficking in a controlled substance-1st degree (less than 2 grams of methamphetamine).


Shelton was lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center.