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Probation Search Leads to Long List of Drug Charges

John Leonard

By Jessie Williams 

A 48-year-old Red Boiling Springs man is facing a long list of drug charges following a probation search at his Whitcher Hollow Rd. apartment.

According to a report filed by Sergeant Clint Friar of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, he arrived at 130 Whitcher Hollow Rd. around 10:30 pm on January 12, 2024, to serve an arrest warrant on John Leonard for probation violation in Trousdale County. 

Mr. Leonard was not home when law eneforcmeqnr arrived, but pulled up as a passenger in a vehicle a couple hours later.

When officer Friar approached the vehicle, he saw that Mr. Leonard had one arm behind the driver’s seat, and he was asked to step out of the car.

After being placed under arrest for the warrant, he admitted to placing a bag of methamphetamine behind the driver’s seat. 

The officer located the bag containing approximately 3.9 grams of methamphetamine, and then began a search of Leonard’s apartment. 

Upon searching the bedroom, officers located multiple glass pipes with white residue on them, approximately 26.9 grams of a green, leafy substance believed to be marijuana, 40 baggies, a pill bottle containing 14 Gabapentin and another pill bottle containing one Clonazepam. 

A digital scale with a crystal-like residue on it was also located in the bedroom. 

Upon searching Mr. Leonard’s person, a large sum of money was located in his pants pocket.

The evidence found in the apartment and on Leonard’s person suggested that he was selling narcotics and he was charged with possession of methamphetamine for resale, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana for resale. 

His bond was set at $25,000, and he is scheduled to appear in general sessions court on February 7, 2024.