By Jessie Williams
Macon County Sheriff Department deputies seized approximately 85 grams of meth and over $17,000 in cash early Monday morning during a routine traffic stop.
According to Sheriff Mark Gammons, deputies Byron Butcher and Danny Meador were patrolling in the Union Camp Road area around 2:30 a.m. when they received information about a suspicious white pickup truck that had pulled into a residential driveway.
“When the officers arrived at the scene, they found a subject - later identified as 40-year-old Casey Randall Oldham of Lafayette - asleep in the drivers seat of the vehicle,” sheriff Gammons stated. “Officers were able to wake him up and obtain consent to search the vehicle.”
During their search, officers discovered components used to manufacture methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia - including scales and baggies - that would indicate drugs were being manufactured for the purpose of resale, approximately 85 grams of finished methamphetamine product and over $17,000 in cash.
Mr. Oldham was detained and booked into the Macon County Jail without bond on charges of promotion of methamphetamine, initiation of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacture/delivery/sale of methamphetamine, possession of a schedule II drug and driving while in possession of methamphetamine.
“I would like to thank the deputies involved in this case for the great job they did in getting these drugs off the streets,” said Sheriff Gammons. “I’d also like to thank the public for their continued support in the fight against drugs in Macon County. I encourage anyone with information about illegal drugs to contact my office. Callers can remain anonymous if they so choose.”