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Search Warrant Executed: Two Arrested

By Jessie Williams

 Two individuals were arrested on numerous drug charges after the Macon County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at a residence on Wilmore Hollow last week. 


According to Detective Shane Gregory, a month-long investigation resulted in video footage of individuals using drugs and evidence that drugs were being sold at the residence.

The search warrant was executed on Tuesday, October 30, at 940 Wilmore Hollow, where two subjects – 34-year-old Clifford Tomlinson and 34-year-old Kristi Sykes – were found inside. 

Tomlinson was in possession of a loaded syringe containing meth, and Sykes was in possession of meth. 

A search of the home also resulted in the discovery of several bags containing a crystalized substance, numerous pills, scales, glass smoking pipes, three long guns and one handgun. 

Two stolen vehicles were also found on the property – a Lexus that was cut up in pieces for scrap and a 2017 Dodge Ram pickup truck that was in tact. 

The owner of the residence – David Keith Berzier – was not home at the time of the search warrant. 

Tomlinson was charged with possession of a weapon and possession of a schedule II drug. his bond was set at $10,000.

Sykes was charged with failure to appear, possession of a schedule II drug, introduction of drugs into a county institution and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $11,000. 

Both are scheduled to appear in general sessions court on November 7, 2018. 

Additional charges are pending. 

Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons would like to thank the Lafayette Police Department for their assistance in this case, and remind the community that residents reporting illegal drug activity may remain anonymous.