By Jessie Williams
A Macon County woman has been arrested on numerous drug charges after deputies discovered approximately 20.2 grams of meth and 10 grams of marijuana inside her Oak Knob Road home last Sunday.
According to Macon County Detective Kevin Woodard, a theft investigation led local law enforcement to the 809 Oak Knob Rd. residence of 36-year-old Dixie Harter on April 18.
Deputies Josh Meador, Aaron Shipley and Jordan Davis made contact with Harter as she was coming out of a shed, along with two male subjects.
Harter told the officers she was living in the shed, and the two men were visiting her.
The officers checked her for active warrants and were informed she had a warrant out for her arrest in Macon County for a probation violation.
Harter did give written consent for law enforcement to search the shed, at which time they discovered three bags of a brown and clear crystal substance believed to methamphetamine, and two bags of a green, leafy substance believed to be marijuana.
Also found inside were 8.5 Xxanaxx pills, 2 Oxycodone pills, around $300 in cash, baggies, brass knuckles, digital scales and a glass smoking pipe. A black book containing names and dollar amounts was also seized by officers.
Harter admitted that the drugs belonged to her, and the two men were released.
She was transported to the Macon County Jail on the charges of violation of probation, manufacture/delivery/possession of meth, manufacturing of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession and weapon: prohibited.
Harter’s bond was set at $63,000, and she is scheduled to appear in general sessions court on May 19, 2021.
Regarding the original theft investigation that led authorities to Harter’s home - it was discovered she was in possession of one of the stolen items but had sold it. The item was recovered by officers.
The theft investigation remains ongoing.