Cell Phone Video Helps Police Find Contraband


Richmond Police responded to a call reporting suspicious activity in the Merrick area. The caller reportedly advised that it was possibly a drug deal.

When the officer arrived at Merrick, they observed a red truck with an occupant in it in a parking lot. As authorities pulled around the vehicle, a male subject was spotted walking away from the truck. The subject was then ordered to stop and sit on the ground.

At this time, a woman got the officer’s attention and claimed that she had recorded an incident allegedly involving the detained male subject and another suspect, later identified as Ronnie Agee.

According to the citation, the female witness advised the officer that Agee was involved. This resulted in the officer detaining Agee, who was nearby, and initiating a body search.

Eventually, another Richmond Police Officer arrived and was able to review the cell phone video. The video allegedly depicted Agee in the area of the red truck throwing a sock towards a nearby fence and exiting the area before the police arrived.

Authorities were able to find the sock and reportedly found $375, 9.3 grams of suspected heroin, along with a Derringer 22 magnum located inside it. During the search of Agee’s person, the officer found $1,393 in cash.

Police determined that Agee was selling the suspected heroin and that he was the owner of the handgun found in the sock. Agee was then arrested and transported to the Madison County Detention Center, where he was charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance.