On Friday, March 28, 2014, the Macon County Sheriff’s Department conducted a drug roundup here in Macon County. The department was acting on the authority of several indictments which were handed down by the Macon County Grand Jury in March. These indictments followed months of investigation on the part of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department Deputies. The cases all involved the sale and/or distribution of cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, and numerous other types of narcotics in pill form.
There were approximately 60 charges handed down on the 20 subjects in this investigation. Along with the fourteen subjects located and arrested, several vehicles and some cash money were seized during the operation.
“This is just one big investigation that had been taking place over the past several months,” stated Chief Deputy Bryon Satterfield.
Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons stated that the drug roundup, is one of the many ways the Macon County Sheriff’s Department is continuing to address the drug problem that faces the citizens of Macon County and their children. MCSD, he said, is dedicated to fighting against illegal drugs and to keeping them out of our community.
Sheriff Gammons said that he would like to give his thanks and appreciation to all the deputies and correction officers for their hard work on these cases, and he would also like to thank the Lafayette Police Department and the Red Boiling Springs Police Department for their continued support and assistance in the drug roundup.
Sheriff Gammons also mentioned that if anyone has any information concerning any criminal activity, they should contact the Macon County Sheriff’s Department at 666-4046. Identification will remain anonymous and every tip will be investigated.