By Jessie Williams
Three Lafayette residents were arrested on multiple drug charges last week after police conducted a probation search at an Akersville Rd. residence.
According to the affidavit of complaints filed by Macon County Deputy Clinton Friar, law enforcement was advised by a third party individual that 51-year-old Nathan Blankenship had been selling narcotics from his Akersville Rd. residence.
Due to Blankenship being on probation, a probation search was conducted at the residence on September 7, 2023 by Deputy Friar, two narcotics officers, a K9 handler and K9 and a shift supervisor.
After making contact with Mr. Blankenship, his roommate, 44-year-old Sterling Carter, and 48-year-old LeeAnn Powell, officers began their search of the home, seizing approximately 11.4 grams of methamphetamine, plastic baggies, a digital scale, a glass pipe containing a white residue, and a small amount of marijuana in Blankenship’s pants pocket.
Officers also discovered a purse laying on the floor with a baggie visibly containing a green, leafy substance (approximately 25 grams), believed to be marijuana. The purse also contained Ms. Powell’s drivers license and a large amount of plastic baggies.
Blankenship was charged with simple possession, mfg/del/poss of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of probation. Bond was set at $10,000.
Carter was charged with mfg/del/poss of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession. His bond was set at $6,500.
Powell was charged with manufacturing of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $3,500.
All three individuals are scheduled to appear in general sessions court on November 1.