Ervin Found with Drugs During Traffic Stop

September 14, 2020
By: Dwayne Page

A Smithville woman pulled over by Sheriff’s Department detectives for a minor traffic offense was found to have heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana on her and in the vehicle.

36 year old Amanda Faye Ervin of Short Mountain Highway is charged with sale and delivery of heroin and methamphetamine. Ervin was also cited for simple possession of a schedule II drug (subutex), simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to maintain lane of travel. Her bond is $20,000 and she will be court on September 24.

Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on September 4 two detectives pulled over a white SUV for failing to maintain its lane of travel. After Ervin, the driver, consented to a search the detectives found in her bra a needle and baggie containing a crystal like substance believed to be methamphetamine which weighed 0.87 grams. Ervin also had in her possession a container which held a substance inside two pieces of foil believed to be heroin which weighed 0.12 grams and 0.10 grams.

Detectives further found a white pill in a container believed to be subutex and a baggie of a green leafy substance thought to be marijuana which weighed. 0.43 grams. Inside her vehicle in the driver side door panel were two baggies of a crystal like substance believed to be methamphetamine which weighed 3.5 grams and 0.6 grams. The search also turned up a digital scale, grinder, two pipes, rolling papers, five needles, and four baggies.

32 year old Kimberly Blanchfield of Nashville Highway, Dowelltown is charged with domestic assault. Her bond is $2,500 and she will be in court October 1.

Sheriff Ray said that on September 4 a deputy was summoned to a domestic assault complaint at a residence on Nashville Highway. Upon arrival the officer spoke to Blanchfield’s mother who said that Blanchfield had bitten her on the right side of the face and that she had struck her in the mouth resulting in a busted lip. Blanchfield had a strong odor of alcohol on her person and was placed under arrest.

49 year old Richard Allen Tilley of Short Mountain Highway is charged with a violation of an order of protection. His bond is $2,500 and he will be in court September 24.

Sheriff Ray said that on September 1 a deputy was summoned to a residence on Short Mountain Highway due to a domestic assault. Upon arrival the officer spoke with Tilley and another person, which central dispatched confirmed, had an order of protection against Tilley. He was supposed to keep away from this person.