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Numerous items of illegal contraband seized by Sunray Police

Sunray Police seizes numerous items of illegal contraband in a vehicle and local shop. (Courtesy: Sunray Police Department, Facebook)

Officers with the Sunray Police Department conducted a search warrant on a vehicle and a local shop off of Avenue J on Tuesday. Sidney Lee Whiteley, 51 of Sunray, the former principal of Sunray High School who was arrested Monday on drug charges, is the owner of both the shop and vehicle.

During the investigation, officers discovered several illegal contrabands including drug paraphernalia, syringes containing heavy amounts of substances believed to be controlled, packages intended for the delivery of controlled substances or illegal drugs, and numerous cellular phones, a laptop, a tablet, and a digital camera.

According to the Sunray Police Department Facebook page, officers also discovered documentation of persons from outside the state and a significant amount of luggage/clothing associated with the out-of-state documents

“All of these evidentiary items will require laboratory testing and data retrieval through experts in order to evaluate what, if any, criminal charges will stem from our investigation and search of the property.” Said Chief Tim Dean. “We will proceed and coordinate our investigation with other police agencies as needed. We want to identify who the out of state people are, their ages, where they are now, and ensure they are safe.”

This remains an active and ongoing investigation at this time.

RELATED: 3 arrested on drug charges, including former Sunray High principal


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