Clinton Public Safety served charges yesterday morning from an alleged undercover drug sale in March of last year. 24-year-old John Bailey Copeland III of 181 Cypress Street, Clinton was charged with 2nd Offense, Distribution of Crack Cocaine and with Distribution within Proximity of a School. In the warrants, Detective Tyrone Goggins states that on March 27th, 2012 John Bailey Copeland III sold a quantity of crack cocaine to a confidential informant working in an undercover capacity. The exchange allegedly took place on North Bell Street, less than a half mile from Bell Street Middle School.
John Bailey Copeland III was released from custody yesterday on posting personal recognizance bonds of $25,000.