A strong odor of marijuana at the Beverly Hills Apartments led to the arrest of four people.
According to Chief Stacy Gann, at 2:48 a.m. Tuesday morning, May 28, Officer Matt Looper and Sgt. Jeff Tucker responded to the Beverly Hills Apartments, just off the public square, after a complaint came in of a suspicious odor coming from apartment 204.
When the officers arrived they met with 24-year-old Logan Pedersen, of Cookeville, outside of the apartment at 204 and Officer Looper stated that he could smell the odor of marijuana coming from his person. When Brianna Fallan Austin, who is listed as the apartment occupant, opened the door a strong smell of marijuana was coming from inside the apartment.
“After the officers entered the apartment they saw in plain sight snort straws and crushed pills,” said Chief Gann. “In the bedroom was a Mason jar with a ½ ounce of marijuana in it, along with scales.”
While the officers continued their search, they found glass pipes with methamphetamine residue on them. Also in the apartment was 28-year-old Anthony Paul Wallace of Westmoreland and 20-year-old Courtney Beth Mabry of Hartsville.
“The officers asked who the drugs belonged to, but nobody would claim ownership,” said Chief Gann. “Officer Looper arrested all four suspects and they were carried to the Macon County Jail for booking.”
All four were charged with possession of a Schedule VI drug, possession of a Schedule II drug, possession of a Schedule IV drug, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $10,000 each and they are all to appear in General Sessions Court on Wednesday, July 17.