A total of 57.6 grams of cocaine and two suspected drug dealers are off the streets thanks to deputies at the Macon County Sheriffs Department.
At approximately 2 a.m. on Tuesday, August 16, Deputy Elliot Sandifer was patrolling the westside area of Macon County, when he came across two stranded motorists on Siloam Church Road who stated they ran out of gas.
While assessing the situation, Officer Sandifer noticed items in the vehicle that indicated the two individuals could be involved in criminal activity and after interviewing the suspects, he was given consent to search the Volkswagon Jetta.
Deputy Joseph Woodard assisted Sandifer with the search, which resulted in the discovery of two handguns, ammunition, finished methamphetamine product, approximately 57.6 grams of a white, powdery substance that field tested positive for cocaine, assorted loose prescription pills and various drug paraphernalia, such as scales and baggies, used for the purpose of narcotics resale.
An undisclosed amount of cash was also found inside the vehicle.
Kaitlin Ward, age 19, and David Price, age 31, were both taken into custody and transported to the Macon County Sheriffs Department where they were formally booked. Their vehicle and cash were seized by the Macon County Sheriffs Department.
Miss Ward was charged with manufacture of narcotics (2 counts), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm during a violent felony, possession of a legend drug, possession of a schedule II drug (3 counts) and conspiracy: criminal (felony) and held on $28,000 bond.
Mr. Price was charged with violation of probation, manufacture of narcotics (2 counts), introduction of drugs into a county institution, conspiracy: criminal (felony), possession of a schedule II drug (3 counts), possession of a firearm during a violent crime, possession of a legend drug, possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication and held on $31,000 bond.
Both are scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on September 7, 2016.
“I would like to thank our deputies for continuing to work hard to keep drugs off our streets,” said Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons. “If anyone has information regarding illegal drug activity in Macon County, please contact our office.”
The investigation in this case is ongoing.