Star City Police seize drugs, guns in search warrant operations


The Star City Lincoln Ledger Newspaper announced that the Star City police department and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office conducted a joint operation on January 28th, to seize two warrants. Those two warrants stemmed from an earlier investigation by officer Johnathan Fallis.

One warrant was for 309 Maple Street which is the residence of Corey Rayner, Jr., and the second was located at 507 Pine Street Apt. #7, which is the residence of Aundrey Darrough. Both Rayner and Darraough were suspected of possessing firearms and drugs.

When officers arrived at Rayner’s residence, they encountered Rayner standing outside a green car. Rayner fled the scene but was captured by Officer Hunter Aldridge and Deputy Dylan Priest. Officers found a shotgun, a rifle, two glass smoking pipes, and a set of brass knuckles in Rayner’s house. Inside the vehicle by which Rayner had been standing officers located two pistols, a plastic jar of marijuana, and a small tin containing approximately 25 grams of methamphetamine.

In Darrough’s residence officers located over a quarter pound of marijuana, two .22 caliber rifles, one .22 caliber handgun, which was stolen from the Memphis, Tennessee area, and a 9mm handgun. Officers also found a ledger book that contained detailed drug transactions.

Both Rayner and Darrough were transported to the Lincoln County Jail on multiple drug-related felony charges and possession of firearms by certain persons amongst others. Both men were held on $100,000 cash-only bonds.