Working with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit. Officers in Bridgeport arrested four people in connection with the search of a residence on County Road 255 on Wednesday. Liquid methamphetamine, chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were seized in connection with these arrests.
Raymond Earl Pendergrass, 31, Joseph Nathan Austin, 30, Hollie Linn Hale, 40, and Ricky Wayne Thomas, 54, were all arrested. They were charged with first degree unlawful manufacture of controlled substances (meth) and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. All were transported to the Jackson County Jail and bond was set at $10,500.
Bridgeport Police and Jackson County deputies also arrested Robert Lee Sneed, 49, for two outstanding traffic violations. The charges stemmed from an incident last April where Sneed was stopped at a driver’s license checkpoint in Bridgeport and was being written a citation for driving with a suspended license. While the deputy was writing the citation, and still in possession of Sneed’s driver’s license, Sneed fled in his vehicle.
Sneed was sent to the Jackson County Jail and later released on $1,000 bond.
And last, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit deputies and Stevenson police officers arrested Adam Ryan Ray, 25, for second degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The arrest was made after a small amount of marijuana and paraphernalia were located during a search of a residence on County Road 45 in Stevenson.
Ray was transported to the Jackson County Jail and later released on $1,000 bond.
Information from: WRCB-TV