By Jessie Williams
A traffic stop led to the discovery of approximately 6.8 grams of methamphetamine at a residence in Red Boiling Springs that law enforcement says has been a source of community concern.
According to Macon County Sheriff’s Department Detective Kevin Woodard, the incident began unfolding on May 18, 2022 when Detective Jacob McClard made a traffic stop on a vehicle for a registration violation.
The female driver, identified as 32-year-old Emily Boyer, became extremely nervous while speaking with the officer, and there was visible evidence of possible drug activity.
Boyer gave law enforcement consent to search the vehicle, and she and a male passenger exited the car.
Detective Woodard, Detective Shane Gregory and Deputy William Tuck arrived on scene. It was discovered Boyer was concealing a meth pipe and Suboxone on her person. She was also discovered to be on state probation in Kentucky for meth charges.
Further investigation revealed Boyer had just left a residence on Spivey St. in Red Boiling Springs, where she purchased methamphetamine.
No methamphetamine was found on Boyer, but officers believe she threw it out of the vehicle prior to the traffic stop.
She was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule III drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Following her arrest, Macon County officers and a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper arrived at 181 Spivey St. to conduct a ‘knock and talk.’ The female subject who answered the door gave consent to search the home, where approximately 6.8 grams of methamphetamine and a loaded pistol were located.
According to county law enforcement, they have received several reports of concern from Red Boiling Springs residents about the home and suspected drug activity.
Chasity Elliott, age 41, was arrested on the charges of possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a weapon.
She is currently out on bond, which was set at $30,000, and is scheduled to appear in general sessions court on June 1, 2022.
Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons would like to thank the officers involved in this case, along with the Tennessee Highway Patrol for their assistance. He urges anyone with information regarding illegal drug activity to contact his office. Callers may remain anonymous.