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Four Arrested on Drug Charges in RBS

By Jessie Williams 

Four subjects were arrested on numerous drug charges Wednesday, May 24, following the search of a vehicle and a residence in Red Boiling Springs.

According to the affidavit of complaints, Detective Danny Meador, of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, was on patrol when he got behind a red, Chevy pickup truck pulling out of a residence on McClure St. 

When the tag was ran, it came back to a 1996 Saturn, and the detective initiated a traffic stop. 

The driver of the vehicle was identified as 31-year-old Sylvia Lamb, and the two passengers were identified as 43-year-old William Foster and 45-year-old Joseph Stout.

Proof of insurance and vehicle registration could not be produced by the owner of the vehicle and it was discovered that Lamb was on probation.

After receiving consent to search the vehicle, officers found a water bong, meth pipe, syringes, digital scales, baggies and another glass pipe used to consume meth.

Also found inside the vehicle, and on their persons, were Oxycodone pills, Gabapentin pills, approximately 16.71 grams of methamphetamine and a baggie containing a powder believed to be fentanyl.

All three subjects were arrested and charged with possession of fentanyl, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of meth and possession of Oxycodone. Lamb was also charged with possession of Gabapentin, driving while in possession of meth, wrongful display of tag and financial responsibility violation. Her bond was set at $48,500, while Foster and Stout’s were set at $43,500. 

Following the search of the vehicle, officers returned to the McClure St. residence the vehicle was seen leaving from, where they received consent to search from 67-year-old Pauline Johnson.

Inside Johnson’s home officers discovered a loaded syringe filled with fentanyl, two spoons with burn marks, baggies, meth pipes, syringes, straws, and four different pills inside one bottle with a faded label. 

A folded piece of paper was also found containing a substance that field tested positive for fentanyl. 

Johnson was charged with possession of fentanyl, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a legend drug. Her bond was set at $17,000.

All four subjects are scheduled to appear in general sessions court on June 7, 2023.