Macon County Chronicle

Home Health Nurse Charged With Drug Manufacturing

Jennifer Hope Ferguson, 32, of 203 Whitley Hollow Rd. in Red Boiling Springs, was charged with manufacturing of narcotics (4 cts.), possession of drug paraphernalia and legend drugs (to sell, give or obtain) on Friday, August 29.

A search warrant was obtained and signed by General Sessions Judge Ken Witcher on August 21. The following day, the warrant was served.

During the search of Ferguson’s home, a K-9 drug dog from the Lafayette Police Department assisted Red Boiling Springs Police. RBS Assistant Chief of Police Steve Evans headed the search.

During the investigation, police found 21 Morphine pills (Schedule II) in plastic bags, four Hydrocodone pills (Schedule III) in an unmarked bottle, 25 Phentrazine pills (Schedule IV) in a bottle, three ounces of marijuana in one-ounce bags and numerous drug paraphernalia throughout the house and property.

Numerous unidentifiable pills, food stamp cards in other individual’s names and ID cards were found on the premises and one bag containing marijuana seeds, weighing 22 grams, was also found by police.

According to the affidavit of complaint filed at the Macon County Sheriffs Department, Ferguson is employed as a home health nurse.

Ferguson is being held at the Macon County Sheriffs Department on $45,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on Sept. 24.