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Traffic Stop: Drug & Weapon Charges For Two

By Jessie Williams 

Two individuals were arrested last week following a traffic stop that led to drug and weapon charges.

According to the affidavit of complaints filed by Deputy Clinton Friar, of the Macon County Sheriffs Department, he was patrolling on Highway 52 on January 31, 2023, when he observed a silver Jeep Cherokee with what appeared to have illegal window tint.

Deputy Friar conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and observed the driver as 32-year-old Ashley Dyer, who he knew to have an active warrant out for her arrest in Macon County.

The officer also recognized the passenger, 43-year-old Timothy F. Reid, who he had recently arrested for possession of a schedule II drug (Hydrocodone). 

Ms. Dyer was placed under arrest for the Failure to Appear warrant, and advised there were no drugs on her person when asked by law enforcement.

Deputy Friar asked Mr. Reid if there were any narcotics in the vehicle, as the Jeep Cherokee belonged to him. 

Reid stated that there were no drugs inside the vehicle, and he denied officers consent to search it. 

A K-9 Officer arrived on scene with K-9 Loki to conduct a free air sniff around the vehicle. Loki did give a positive indication on the passenger side door.

Upon searching the vehicle, an unlocked lock box was found, which contained a bag of 53 Hydrocodone pills, 1 Tramadole pill, a firearm and a large amount of clear, plastic baggies. 

Two more firearms were also found in the vehicle.

Mr. Reid was charged with Manufacture of Narcotics (2 counts), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Felony. His bond was set at $24,000.

Upon Ms. Dyer’s arrival at the Macon County Jail, corrections officers located a folded up piece of paper in her pants pocket that contained three pills. Two of the pills were identified as Pregabalin (Lyrica), a Schedule V controlled substance. 

She was charged with Failure to Appear, Manufacture of Narcotics (2 counts), Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Felony, Simple Possession, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Introduction of Drugs into a Penal Institution. Her bond was set at $35,000. 

Both Dyer and Reid are scheduled to appear in general sessions court on February 22, 2023.