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Drugs Found in Car Parked at Sheriff’s Dept.

By Jessie Williams

Two Red Boiling Springs residents were arrested last week on multiple drug charges after one of them walked into the Macon County Sheriff’s Department to speak with an officer while under the influence. 


According to the report made by arresting officer Aaron Shipley, a female subject identified as 29-year-old Alyssa Henderson, entered the sheriff’s department on December 17, 2020, requesting to speak with an officer. 

As officer Shipley began listening to Henderson, he believed her to be under the influence of drugs. 

After discovering she was on probation, he then escorted her to speak with her probation officer concerning a drug-screen. 

At that time, officer Shipley stated Henderson admitted to have taken Oxycodone. 

He and Detective Jacob McClard walked out to the parking lot to see what vehicle Henderson was driving, and discovered a man passed out in the passenger seat. 

After waking the man, identified as 42-year-old Billy Bandy, the officers detected that he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Detective McClard deployed K-9 Otto, who indicated that there were possibly drugs in the vehicle. 

A search of the vehicle was conducted, which resulted in the discovery of approximately 1.2 grams of a crystalized substance that field tested positive for Methamphetamine and Fentanyl, approximately 3.1 grams of marijuana, Oxycodone, Suboxone, Xanax and Clonazepan. 

Henderson was arrested and charged with possession of a Schedule IV drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacture of narcotics, financial responsibility violation, driving under the influence and driving on a revoked license. Her bond was set at $11,000. 

Henderson’s probation officer did perform a drug screen, and she failed for Oxycodone,  Methamphetamine and Amphetamine. Mr. Bandy was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule VI drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $2,500. 

Both individuals are scheduled to appear in court in 2021. 

Additional charges in this case are pending.