Two arrested for sale and possession of methamphetamine

On Monday afternoon, detectives with the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office concluded a narcotics investigation with the arrest of two men for sale and possession of methamphetamine. Joseph Stonehill (44) and James Barnes (53), both of St. Cloud, sold methamphetamine to undercover detectives in the Roseland area of Indian River County. As a result of the investigation, detectives seized Stonehill’s 1999 Ford F-350 pickup truck and $1,134.00 in drug money.

Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar stated, “Through our investigation, we learned that Mr. Stonehill was selling crystal methamphetamine in the northern part of Indian River County. Our detectives were able to purchase from them, which landed them behind bars where they belong.” Stonehill was charged with four counts of sale of methamphetamine, three counts of possession of methamphetamine, and trafficking in methamphetamine. He was booked at the Indian River County Jail and released on $130,000.00 bond. Barnes was charged with sale and possession of methamphetamine and remains in the Indian River County Jail on $25,000.00 bond.

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