Two Wythe County Recreation League coaches were arrested Tuesday afternoon on drug charges by the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office. A third man also was arrested as a result of the investigation.
According to Chief Deputy Keith Dunagan, Robert Dallis Mills, 36, of Ivanhoe Road was arrested on the property of Jackson Memorial Elementary School when he allegedly sold a controlled substance while coaching the Jackson Memorial Recreation League football team. He was charged with drug distribution and drug distribution on school property.
David Wade Coleman, 33, of Old School Road was arrested when he stopped at Mills’ residence while police officers were conducting a search. He was charged after officers found Xanax and marijuana in his vehicle, police said.
Roy Brian Hoops, 38, of Ivanhoe Road, also a recreation league football coach, was later charged with possession of marijuana as a result of the search of Mills’ residence.
Mills and Coleman are being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail in Dublin. Hoops was released on a summons to appear in court.