August 4-- For the second time in less than a month, a Vidalia businessman has been arrested on drug charges.
Vidalia police report 43-year-old Chris Casteel called 911 about four a.m. Wednesday morning from his business on North Street, C&C Pawn City. Upon arrival, Police Chief Frank Waits says officers found Casteel and a woman in an intoxicated state inside the store. Casteel claimed someone had entered the building an opened fire with a weapon. Chief Waits says there's evidence a 9mm automatic was fired multiple times in the building with no injuries.
He says officers found cocaine in plain view and are charging Casteel with possession. The woman was not charged. He was taken to the Toombs County jail and later released on five-thousand dollars bond.
Last month Casteel and the same woman were found with cocaine in Casteel's vehicle on the side of State Route 130 near the Oconee River Boat Ramp in Wheeler County. He was charged with cocaine possession and released on bond.
Chief Waits says his officers are looking for the shooter in the Vidalia case.