A drug investigation by the sheriff's department at a Smithville residence results in charges.
Sheriff Patrick Ray says detectives and deputies went to the home of 27 year old Chasity Jennine Phillips of Shady Drive Smithville on Tuesday, November 10th and received consent to search. They went there to conduct an investigation into the sale of drugs from the Phillips home. Phillips was arrested after detectives found in her bedroom, four hydrocodone and six soma pills in a Crown Royal whiskey bag. Officers also found a plate containing a white powder residue, a straw and Phillips' insurance card in the plate. Phillips was charged with possession of a schedule III drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $2,500 and her court date is November 19th. Another person, 22 year old Lashonda D. Hardy of Mendota Drive Detroit, Michigan was also arrested at the residence. She was charged with criminal impersonation after detectives asked her for consent to search and she told them that she could not find her identification. Hardy gave a fake name but detectives, during the search, found her drivers license. Bond for Hardy was set at $2,500 and her court date is November 19th. Meanwhile, 34 year old Andre Ronrico Watson also of Shady Drive, who was present in the home, was arrested and charged with violation of probation. His bond was set at $1,000 and he will appear in court on November 19th.
In another case, 47 year old Randy Lynn Dilldine of Wesley Chapel Road, Sparta and 51 year old James Charlie Donelson Jr. of Green Road, Sparta were arrested on Wednesday, November 11th after they were stopped on Johnson Chapel Road for a traffic violation. Upon consent to search, deputies found two Xanax in Dilldine's front pocket. The pills were in a cigarette wrapper. Officers also found on Donelson's person a bag containing a white powder believed to be methamphetamine and an ink pen barrel and foil thought to be used to smoke the drug. Dilldine was charged with simple possession of a schedule IV drug (Xanax). His bond was set $1,000. Donelson was charged with simple possession of a schedule II drug (Methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $2,000. Both men will appear in court on December 3rd.
On Thursday, November 12th, a deputy saw 27 year old Jessica French Hale of Walker Drive, Smithville driving a vehicle on Highway 56 South. The officer had prior knowledge that she was named in an arrest warrant in Warren County. The deputy stopped Hale and checked her drivers license number and learned that it was suspended in Warren County. Hale was charged locally with a first offense of driving on a suspended license. Bond for Hale was set at $1,000 and she will appear in court on December 2nd.
22 year old Virginia Ruth Carrier of Haley Road, Smithville was arrested on Friday, November 13th for aggravated burglary and theft of property over $500. Detectives allege that on November 1st, Carrier went to Lee Braswell Road and entered a residence through a back door. While there, she took $1,200 in jewelry and $90 in change without the owner's consent. Carrier then carried the jewelry a day or two later to a jewelry shop in DeKalb County and a pawn shop in Murfreesboro and sold the stolen jewelry. Bond for Carrier was set at $11,000 and she will appear in court on December 3rd.
Also on Friday, a deputy while on patrol on Midway Road, spotted 21 year old Homer Anthony Petty II of Banks Pisgah Road Smithville driving a motor vehicle. The officer had prior knowledge that Petty's drivers license was suspended. After a check of Petty's license, he was arrested for driving on a suspended drivers license. Petty's bond was set at $1,000 and he will appear in court on December 2nd.
On Sunday, November 15th, a deputy stopped 25 year old Christopher Neal Keith of 7th Avenue South Dechard, Tennessee for a traffic violation on Highway 70 East. The officer checked Keith's drivers license, and found it was suspended for failure to satisfy citations in Franklin County. Keith was charged with a first offense of driving on a suspended license. His bond was set at $1,000. He will appear in court on December 16th.