Two Arrested After Selling Methamphetamine In Sebastian

Joseph Stonewall and James Barnes sold methamphetamine to undercover detectives.

SEBASTIAN – Detectives with the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men for the sale and possession of methamphetamine on Monday.

Joseph Stonehill, 44, and James Barnes, 53, both of St. Cloud, sold methamphetamine to undercover detectives in the Roseland area of Indian River County.

Detectives seized $1,134.00 in drug money and Stonehill’s 1999 Ford F-350 pickup truck.

“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,” Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar stated,

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.

DISCLAIMER: Arrests and mugshots were made public by complaint affidavits, arrest affidavits, and police reports. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty.

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About Scott Lee
Scott Lee is a columnist and reporter for Sebastian Daily. Scott moved to Indian River County in 2015 and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Currently, he writes part-time and manages a featured column about local businesses in Sebastian and Vero Beach.