A $5k cash only bond and a $25k bond set for two White Hall residents on drug related charges


By Ray King

Two White Hall residents were arrested Friday on drug related allegations.

George Bradley Pickler and Kristi Lee Ballentin were taken into custody after White Hall Police responded to a reported domestic disturbance at No. 7 Constitution Avenue.

During a court hearing Monday, Chief Deputy Prosecutor Jill Reed read from an affidavit by White Hall Police Officer Christian Carroll to explain the allegations.

Reed said Ballentin has a pending case in Jefferson County Court while Pickler has a previous conviction. Because of the pending case, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $5,000 cash only bond for Ballentin and a $25,000 bond for Pickler after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge them with two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

They were told to come back to court June 4.