The streets of Macon and DeKalb Counties are a little cleaner after a traffic stop in RBS.
Chief James Killmon reports that in the early afternoon on Tuesday, April 4th, a Red Boiling Springs Police Lieutenant observed a vehicle on Lafayette Road. The Officer observed the driver of the vehicle was not wearing a seat belt. Lt. Keen conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle near Spivey Street and Carthage Rd. (S.R. 56).
After making contact with the occupants, RBS Officers observed several suspicious behaviors with the back passenger. After gaining consent to search the vehicle, Officers located a bag in the back seat containing what is believed to be approximately 28 grams of Methamphetamine.
During the course of the investigation, the female driver voluntarily produced approximately 10 grams of marijuana from her person. The occupants in the car stated they had purchased the narcotics in RBS and intended on transporting them back to the Smithville area. Both the driver and back passenger, Nicole Vanlieu and Jason Marsh of Smithville TN, were taken into custody and charged with Possession with the intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Possession of Marijuana.
This traffic stop led to a search warrant being conducted on April 5, 2023 in a joint investigation with the Macon County Sheriff’s Office and the Red Boiling Springs Police Department at a nearby residence in the city on Landy Lane.
During this search approximately 35 grams of Meth, 118 grams of Marijuana, and various drug paraphernalia was located at the residence. A total of $687 in cash was also seized.
In this case, Charles Ivie Porter, age 53, and Constance Sue Porter, age 54, were arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, resale of methamphetamine and resale of a schedule VI drug.
They are each being held on $45,000 bond and are scheduled to appear in general sessions court on May 17, 2023.
If you have any information regarding the use or distribution of illegal narcotics, Please call the RBS Police or Macon County Sheriff’s Office.