LPD Officer Jeff Hix found more violations than he bargained for after a traffic stop on Wednesday, January 15, led to the arrest of several individuals on meth-related charges, which were initiated in conjunction with the Macon County Sheriffs Office.
Around noon on January 15, LPD Officer Hix made a traffic stop on a vehicle at Highway 10 and 52. According to Chief Deputy Bryon Satterfield, of the Macon County Sheriffs Office, the K-9 Gordy unit was called to the scene along with additional MCSO deputies.
“Evidence and information was gathered that led to indications of production of methamphetamine,” said Satterfield. “The investigation led MCSO deputies, LPD officers and also THP Trooper Danny Fisher to the 2000 block of Highway 10 South, where K-9 Gordy was deployed.”
“Gordy hit on a vehicle outside of the residence and when it was searched several components were discovered that were needed to manufacture methamphetamine,” continued the Chief Deputy. “Also upon search of the residence at Colter’s Trailer Park additional meth components were found and finished product of meth was recovered.”
The investigation continued to another residence near the Macon-Trousdale line, where another dwelling was searched and a green leafy substance, believed to be marijuana, was found.
“The Tennessee Meth Lab Clean Up vehicle was called to the first residence for clean up of the meth lab,” stated Satterfield, “and the residence was quarantined.”
At the time of the investigation the following individuals were arrested by the LPD and MCSO: Micah Brentlea Burnley, Joann Mashell Darley, Terrisa L. Green, Chris David Maness, Donald Curtis Walker, James Charles Jackson, and Danielle Blair Hilderbran. Charges range from DUI, to manufacturing methamphetamine.
This is still an active and on-going investigation and Sheriff Mark Gammons and Lafayette Police Chief Stacy Gann would like to commend all the officers, deputies, and correctional officers for a job well done.
Agencies responding were the Lafayette Police Department, Macon County Sheriffs Office, THP and the Meth Task Force.