Macon County Chronicle

9.4 Grams of Meth Seized in Probation Search

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Local authorities are believed to have interrupted a drug deal while performing a probation search on a residence located on City Park Road in Westmoreland. 

According to Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons, information was received that stolen property was located at the residence, and because the homeowner - 56-year-old Ricky Joe Anderson - was on probation, a search warrant was not required.

When officers arrived at the home a second man, later identified as 31-year-old Brandon Broderick, attempted to flee police by running out of the back door. 

“Due to the evidence at the scene, we believe we interrupted a drug transaction between Mr. Anderson and Mr. Broderick,” the sheriff stated. 

During their search of the property, officers discovered stolen guns, a stolen motor, drug paraphernalia, other miscellaneous stolen items and 9.4 grams of methamphetamine. 

Ricky Anderson was charged with possession of a schedule II drug and unlawful possession of a weapon. His bond was set at $4,000.

Brandon Broderick was charged with possession of a schedule II drug, possession of drug paraphernalia and evading arrest. His bond was set at $4,500. 

Both men are currently out on bond awaiting their court dates.