By Jessie Williams
A Red Boiling Springs man was arrested on gun and drug charges early Monday morning, September 25.
According to Chief Deputy Bryon Satterfield, Deputy Jason Sells was on patrol around 2:30 a.m. when he observed a motor vehicle traveling west on Highway 52 near Macon County Junior High School with a rear taillight out.
“Deputy Sell initiated a traffic stop and noticed that the driver was attempting to hide something,” Satterfield stated. “He asked for the driver’s license and proof of insurance, at which time he was identified as 40-year-old Shannon Dale Hatcher of Red Boiling Springs.”
Mr. Hatcher was questioned by deputies at the scene, and it was discovered he was attempting to hide a weapon.
After giving consent to search his vehicle, Macon County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Joseph Woodard and K-9 Otto arrived at the scene.
“During the search of the vehicle a Glock pistol was found,” explained Satterfield. “Along with approximately 4 grams of crystal methamphetamine, other narcotics, cash and drug paraphernalia - scales and a meth pipe.”
Hatcher was taken into custody and booked into the Macon County Jail on $14,400 bond.
The charges against him include manufacture/delivery/possession of meth, simple possession (2 counts), possession of a legend drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm during a violent felony, financial responsibility violation, violation of light law and drug-free school zone violation.
He remains incarcerated as of press time.
Sheriff Mark Gammons would like to commend all of the deputies involved in this case and asks that anyone with information regarding illegal drug activity, contact his office.