UNION — Three people are facing drug possession and distribution charges with two of them also facing charges related to a burglary case.
In a statement released Friday afternoon, Union County Sheriff David Taylor announced the arrest of the following persons on the following charges:
Tyler Scott Henderson, 20, 302 Canal Road, Lockhart, charged with Distribution of Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Hydrocodone, and Grand Larceny
Christopher Scott Sumner, II, 25, 2249 Lockhart Hwy., Union, charged with Distribution of Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Grand Larceny.
Amy Renee Pettie, 33, 1101 Arthur Blvd., Union, charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Grand Larceny. The press release states that Pettie was also served with warrants from an earlier incident for Distribution of Methamphetamine and Distribution of Methamphetamine within a ½ mile of a school or park.
The press release states that on Aug. 8, Union Drug Task Force officers met with an operative who they sent to 2249 Lockhart Hwy. in Union, to attempt to purchase a quantity of Methamphetamine. Upon arrival, the operative was able to purchase Methamphetamine from Henderson. Based on that information, narcotics officers were able to obtain a search warrant for the address.
On Aug. 10, the operative was used again at the same address to attempt to purchase Methamphetamine. This time, the Methamphetamine was purchased from Sumner out of a camper located on the property.
Later that day, the search warrant was executed on 2249 Lockhart Hwy. The press release states that narcotics officers and deputies from the Sheriff’s Office and the Union Public Safety Department entered the residence where they found Henderson, Sumner, Pettie, and Sumner’s wife.
During a search of the individuals, the press release states that Henderson was found with Methamphetamine and Hydrocodone in his pocket and Pettie had Methamphetamine in her pocketbook. Inside the residence, Methamphetamine was found inside of a metal suitcase along with syringes, scales and Methamphetamine packaged into little baggies, marijuana inside of a dresser drawer in the master bedroom, and two long guns.
The press release states that during the course of their search, officers noticed a variety of tools and other items that burglary reports had been taken on. Officers also located a camper on the premises that had paperwork with information from Marietta, Georgia inside. When asked who owned the camper, the press release states everyone denied knowledge of who owned the camper or how it even got on the property.
Investigators with Union County Sheriff’s Office and Union Public Safety Department responded to the scene and recovered the property for the cases of stolen property they had located. The owner of the camper was contacted and stated that the camper was stolen and so were items in and around his home.
Taylor said that the arrests prove the constant connection between drug arrests and property crimes in Union County. He said this is another example of law enforcement agencies sharing case information and working together. He added that, hopefully, the judicial branch of government will help take these individuals off the street.
The press release states that more charges and/or arrests may come from investigators from both the Union County Sheriff’s Office and the Union Public Safety Department.
This story courtesy of the Union County Sheriff’s Office.