Macon County Chronicle

Sheriff's Office Seizes Over 17.5 Ounces of Meth

altThe Macon County Sheriff’s Office seized a large quantity of methamphetamine in a search on Wednesday, September 2nd. All totaled they believe that the substance seized would be over 17.5 ounces of finished product.


After gathering information over a period of time, Sheriff Mark Gammons, various members of his department, and the Tennessee Highway Patrol executed a search warrant at a residence in Western Macon County. Because of the information collected they believed that methamphetamines were being manufactured or sold at that location. Upon execution of the search officers found various drug paraphernalia, a large quantity of what was believed to be methamphetamines, and an undisclosed amount of cash. 

According to MCSO Chief Deputy Byron Satterfield, following the search the approximate 17.5 grams of the substance believed to be methamphetamine was sent to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for positive identification and analysis. Following the search, two arrests were made in conjunction with the search at that location.

Satterfield indicated that this was a large amount of finished product, which was taken out of circulation of our local community.