Detective Gammons first received information from a reliable informant on Sunday, February 29, at approximately 7 p.m. that methamphetamine was being manufactured at 53 Maple Lane near the Macon and Westmoreland County line.
After investigating the call, Detective Gammons obtained a search warrant for the above address.
The residence was that of Valerie Bolster.
According to the report, Detective Gammons, along with Macon County Sheriff's Deputies Michael Veatch, Bill Cothron, Grant Malo and Larry West, executed the search warrant at approximately 10:30 p.m.
Officers proceeded to knock on the door of the mobile home to alert the residents of their presence. At that time, a male subject attempted to exit the home through a rear door. Reportedly, upon seeing Deputy West, he returned inside the home.
Detective Gammons and the deputies then entered the residence after stating they were from the Macon County Sheriff's Department.
Authorities then observed a male subject attempting to flush something down a bathroom toilet. The report states that some of the product remained in the toilet and was bagged and sent to the TBI lab for further testing. Authorities also noticed a strong chemical odor and found many components used to manufacture methamphetamine. Several jars were found that were also field tested for methamphetamine.
At that time Chief Deputy Robin Gregory notified a methamphetamine clean up crew who disposed of the remaining residue.
Valerie Bolster, of 53 Maple Lane, was charged with manufacturing scheduled II and drug paraphernalia. James N. Carter, 270 George Akins Road, Westmoreland, and Robert T. Cross, 3757 Old Highway 31E, Westmoreland, were also charged with manufacturing scheduled II and drug paraphernalia. All three remain at the county jail. Court date for each individual has been set for March 10, at 1 p.m., with bond set at $10,000. Carter is being held also on a capias charge.
The second methamphetamine lab was found at 180 Reece Lane at the residence of Bobby Morris, Jr.
Detective Gammons and State Probation Officer, Terry Holbrook, went to Reece Lane to arrest Jeff Morris on Violation of Probation out of Sumner County. Reportedly, when Detective Gammons entered the house he noticed a dinner plate with a white powder that appeared to be methamphetamine, a crack pipe, and a butane lighter. The items were in plain view of Detective Gammons.
At that time, he notified Deputy Bill Cothron to come to the scene and secure the residence while he obtained a search warrant.
After obtaining a search warrant Detective Gammons returned to the residence and found Bobby Morris speaking to Deputy Cothron. Morris was then searched and a black tube with a white powder was found on his person. In the house, Gammons found several bags of white powder and other paraphernalia. A 270 Rifle and $73 in cash were also seized.
Charges against Jeff Morris are pending. Bobby Morris, Jr., was charged with possession of scheduled II and drug paraphernalia. His court date set is set for March 10, at 1 p.m. with bond set at $2000.