wondering

Baldwin City, KS

#1 Jan 18, 2011
was wondering if there has been a house bust like a month ago. the word going around is that they had around 30,000.00 + in cash,guns and pills. does anyone know anything about this. was just wondering
because the woman is my co-worker. would appreciate any info anyone has.

“makin fun of macon”

Since: Dec 10

Macon County TN

#2 Jan 19, 2011
it was in the paper.
and it depends on which bust you are talking about

there have been at least 2 busts per week since mid october in macon county

“makin fun of macon”

Since: Dec 10

Macon County TN

#3 Jan 19, 2011
macon county chronicle or macon county times.

just search their names in the paper's database.

if its there.

you'll find it.

“makin fun of macon”

Since: Dec 10

Macon County TN

#4 Jan 19, 2011
Three Arrested in Meth Bust
Written by Jessie Ellefson
Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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Derrick Lender

Three Lafayette residents were arrested last Tuesday night, December 14th, after a search warrant led officers of the Macon County Sheriffs Department to the discovery of a meth lab and a large quantity of other various drugs at 1071 Austin Road.
According to Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons, the search warrant was executed around 10 p.m. last Tuesday after information was received by the MCSD criminal investigations department of drug related activity occurring at 1071 Austin Rd., the residence of 25-year-old Derrick Tyler Lender.

When authorities arrived at the residence, Lender was accompanied by 22-year-old Sagan Elise Durham and 46-year-old Jimmy Steen Douglas, who are believed to have been assisting Lender in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

During the search, authorities seized two meth labs, a jar of marijuana, several pipes used to smoke both marijuana and methamphetamine, surveillance equipment and a police scanner used to detect the presence of law enforcement in the area, a revolver, various ammunition, a container of various pills yet to determined, two clear bags filled with a white, powdery substance believed to be finished methamphetamine product, and over $150 in cash. Drugs were discovered in every room of the residence and in outbuildings located on the property.

Lender, Durham and Steen were arrested on charges of promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, intent to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.A General Sessions Court date has been scheduled for January 5, 2010, and bond has been set at $50,000.

Last week’s meth lab discovery is one of several raids performed by the Macon County Sheriffs Department in the past few months and serves as another warning to those involved in the manufacture of this illegal and often lethal drug.

“I’d like to commend the officers here at the Macon County Sheriffs Department for their dedication to the war on drugs here in Macon County,” said Sheriff Gammons.“They are doing a tremendous job.”


“makin fun of macon”

Since: Dec 10

Macon County TN

#6 Jan 19, 2011
Update in November '10 Ward Lane Meth Bust Print E-mail
Written by Jessie Ellefson
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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Robert Allen Phillips, Sr.

In November 2010, the Macon County Chronicle reported on the arrest of 20-year-old Ashley Elizabeth Taylor and her boyfriend 21-year-old Robert Alan Phillips Jr., after Macon County Sheriffs Department detectives discovered that the couple was manufacturing methamphetamine in their trailer, located at 818 Ward Lane.
At the time of their arrest, authorities were especially concerned about the safety of Taylor’s two children, a one-year-old and a three-year-old, that were living in the midst of the active meth lab.

Chronicle readers may remember that while executing the search warrant at 818 Ward Lane, authorities found additional information that a second meth manufacturing operation was located at 815 Ward Lane, the home across the street where Phillips’ father, Robert Alan Phillips Sr., resided.

While officers found three shake-and-bake meth labs at the father’s residence, he had fled the scene and was unable to be located until last week, when he was arrested by Macon County Sheriffs Department Detective Darrell Taylor.

Forty-eight-year-old Robert Phillips Sr., was charged with the promotion of methamphetamine manufacture on January 6, 2011. Bond was set at $50,000, and a General Sessions Court date has been scheduled for January 26.
The Chronicle has also been informed, by a family member, that the two children involved in the case were found to have no traces of methamphetamine in their systems.

“makin fun of macon”

Since: Dec 10

Macon County TN

#7 Jan 19, 2011
House Fire Leads to Meth Arrest Print E-mail
Written by Debbie Gregory & Jessie Ellefson
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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322 Heady Ridge Rd.

The Red Boiling Springs Fire Department responded to a suspicious structure fire at 322 Heady Ridge Road on Thursday night, January 6th, which damaged the one story brick home owned by Catherine Hix, of Red Boiling Springs.
According to Chief Danny Knight, upon arriving around 10 p.m., smoke was coming from the rear of the home, but the blaze hadn’t broken through.“We contained the fire to the back room,” said Knight,“but the home also sustained substantial smoke and water damage.”

“We had six firefighters at the scene, along with one engine,” the chief continued,“and we used 1,000 gallons of water to extinguish the fire and no reported injuries. We remained on the scene for over two hours and the fire is under investigation.”

While inside the home, Red Boiling Springs firefighters discovered a backpack containing ingredients commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine and contacted the Macon County Sheriffs Department for assistance.

According to MCSD Detective Taylor, the home contained several ingredients associated with meth manufacture including; liquid fire, buratic acid, pneumonia nitrate, lithium batteries, Coleman fuel, plastic tubing, sea salt and lye. Also discovered, was approximately one gram of finished methamphetamine product.

Taylor confirmed that is highly likely that the fire was caused by a meth lab explosion.

No one was at home during the time of the fire, but Taylor was able to locate and arrest the resident, 19-year-old Catherine Sheri Hix, on Friday, January 7th.

Hix was charged with promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, manufacture of narcotics and possession of a Schedule III drug. Bond has been set at $50,000 and a General Sessions Court date has been scheduled for January 26, 2011.

Those responding to the initial fire were the Red Boiling Springs Fire Department, Red Boiling Springs Police Department, Macon County Sheriffs Department and the Macon County Chronicle.

“makin fun of macon”

Since: Dec 10

Macon County TN

#8 Jan 19, 2011
Traffic Stop Leads to Meth Charges Print E-mail
Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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Scottie Turner

Officer Phil Harper, of the Macon County Sheriffs Department, arrested 39-year-old Scottie D. Turner and his wife, 36-year-old Bonita Beth Turner, during the early morning hours of Sunday, December 12th, after discovering ingredients used to manufacture methamphetamine in the couple’s vehicle during a routine traffic stop.

According to Macon County Sheriffs Department Detective Bill Cothron, the couple was stopped by Officer Harper on Cedar Bluff Rd., where Scottie was arrested for outstanding theft of property warrants and driving on a suspended license. The vehicle was towed to the Sheriffs Department after it was discovered that Bonita Turner’s license was also suspended.

While taking an inventory of items inside the vehicle, officers discovered all of the ingredients required to manufacture meth and evidence that the ingredients had been used to produce the drug.

Mr. Turner was charged with theft of property, driving on a suspended license, possession of drug paraphernalia and promotion of methamphetamine manufacture (2 cts.), and his bond was set at $76,000. Mrs. Turner was charged with possession of a Schedule VI drug, intoduction of drugs into a county institution, possession of drug paraphernalia and promotion of methamphetamine manufacture (2 cts.), and bond was set at $67,500. Both are scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on January 26, 2011.

“makin fun of macon”

Since: Dec 10

Macon County TN

#9 Jan 19, 2011
Scotsville Rd. Meth Lab Busted...Again Print E-mail
Written by Jessie Ellefson
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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Pictured above are the precursors for methamphetamine manufacture discovered by authorities.

Officers of the Macon County Sheriffs Department arrested 37-year-old David Jay Smith and his wife 39-year-old Kimberly Ann Smith on Tuesday, November 24th, at the couple’s 602 Scottsville Rd. residence, after discovering a methamphetamine manufacturing operation inside the home.
This was not the first time officers have arrested the couple on charges involving meth manufacture, however, as the Smiths pled guilty to charges of ‘promotion of methamphetamine’ in October of 2010 following the discovery of meth lab components at their residence in September.

Currently placed under state probation and parole for their previous offenses, Detective Matt Looper of the Macon County Sheriffs Department initially arrived at the Smith’s home last week to investigate a report that Kim Smith had violated her probation.

“Upon arriving at the residence, Mrs. Smith displayed signs that she was under the influence of a controlled substance,” relayed Macon County Sheriffs Department Detective Bill Cothron.

According to Cothron, Smith’s probation officer was called to the scene, where she and her husband were both tested for drug use and the residence was searched by authorities.

During the search, officers discovered two jars, painted black and green, which contained precursors for the manufacture of methamphetamine, lithium batteries, Coleman fuel, drug paraphernalia and finished methamphetamine product.

Both David and Kimberly were charged with possession of a Schedule II drug, possession of drug paraphernalia and promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, and Mrs. Smith was additionally charged with violation of probation. A General Sessions Court date has been set for December 1, 2010.

“makin fun of macon”

Since: Dec 10

Macon County TN

#10 Jan 19, 2011
Children Rescued from Meth House Print E-mail
Written by Jessie Ellefson
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

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818 Ward Lane

Officers from the Macon County Sheriffs Department arrested 20-year-old Ashley Elizabeth Taylor and her boyfriend 21-year-old Robert Alan Phillips Jr., on Wednesday, November 17, after discovering that the couple was manufacturing methamphetamine in their trailer, located at 818 Ward Lane.
According to detective Bill Cothron, time was of the essence in obtaining a search warrant for the property as authorities were especially concerned about the safety of Taylor’s two children, a one-year-old and a three-year-old, that also resided at the residence.

“The Macon County Sheriffs Department worked an investigation at 818 Ward Lane for three weeks and learned yesterday that children were living at the residence amongst an active meth manufacturing lab,” Cothron stated.“Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons and Chief Stacy Gann called us in to execute a search warrant on the property on November 17th.”

Upon entry, Cothron noted that Phillips fled through the back door but, after a short foot pursuit, was apprehended by officers. Taylor, who had ran into a back bedroom, was also detained.

During their search officers found several components of a meth lab, chemicals in the process of production of methamphetamines, trash from previous methamphetamine production, recipes for the production of methamphetamine, receipts for precursors, a loaded pistol, marijuana and paraphernalia associated with the sale of methamphetamine and marijuana. Video surveillance equipment was also discovered at the residence, with the video camera located high in a tree next to the home.

Perhaps the most disturbing thing found in the home by authorities though, went beyond the drugs themselves.

“The childrens’ clothes and toys were in close proximity to the finished product and the chemicals used to make meth were in reach of the children,” Cothron remarked.

While executing the search warrant at 818 Ward Lane, authorities found additional information that a second meth manufacturing operation was located at 815 Ward Lane, where steady traffic and the odor of chemicals around outbuildings had been observed.

After being granted the green light for a search warrant of the suspicious property, officers found three shake-and-bake meth labs in two outbuildings on November 17th, the same day they discovered Taylor and Phillips’ meth operation.

“The investigation is continuing regarding the person(s) producing meth at this location,” Cothron stated.

Taylor and Phillips were both charged with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and promotion of methamphetamine manufacture. Bond was set at $50,000. A General Sessions Court date has been set for November 24, 2010 and additional charges are pending.

“makin fun of macon”

Since: Dec 10

Macon County TN

#11 Jan 19, 2011
Meth Manufacturing Arrest Made on Carter Branch Rd. Print E-mail
Written by Jessie Ellefson
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

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Forty-eight-year-old Sherrie Lynn Chapman was arrested and charged with manufacturing of narcotics, possession of a Schedule II drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of probation and methamphetamine precursor on Thursday, April 29, by Deputy K-9 Handler Donnie Crawford and Sergeant Ira Meador of the Macon County Sheriffs Department.

Officers were assisting state probation officer Tammy Wright during a home visit to Chapman’s residence, located at 2024 Carter Branch Rd. in Hartsville, when four shake-and-bake meth labs and drug paraphernalia were discovered.

“This department is dedicated to keeping drugs out of Macon County,” said Sheriff Mark Gammons.“Every time we make a lab discovery like this, we’re one step closer to eliminating the availability of harmful drugs in our community.”

Chapman’s bond was set at $150,000. A General Sessions Court date was set for May 26 and a Criminal Court date is set for June 7.

Local authorities state that the investigation is ongoing.

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