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The Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force charged five people with possession of methamphetamine after a search Wednesday.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, DTF Agent Dewayne Brown was investigating a property at 2563 E. Highway 136 in LaFayette. That is in the Naomi community, next to York Road. Brown said he received consent to search a home where 52-year-old William Anderson Young and 50-year-old Sunny Bonds Sturr lived.

Inside the home, Brown said he found two sets of digital scales and a plastic container with methamphetamine inside. The affidavit does not specify how much of the drug he found.

"When Young and Sturr was asked about it," Brown wrote, "they stated they were junkies and both used the meth" that was found in the home.

Brown said he then searched a nearby camper. Inside, he found three people: 23-year-old Brandon Hill, 33-year-old Michael Anthony Copeland and 39-year-old Stephanie Lynn Lively.

"All three subjects appeared nervous and trembling," Brown wrote.

He said Hill told him he had only been living there for a few days, while Copeland and Lively said they were only visiting. Nevertheless, they gave consent to search. In the floor, Brown wrote, he found methamphetamine. Again, he did not specify the weight of the drug.

Probation arrests

A probation officer arrested two people in LaFayette on Monday during a routine visit.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Department of Community Supervision Officer Ryan Matthews was visiting the James Street home of 31-year-old Michael Anthony Wycuff. Inside, Matthews found Charlie Michelle Deville, 22.

According to the affidavit, Deville told Matthews she had some drugs in her bag. Investigators then found digital scales, plastic baggies and some methamphetamine.

After Deville's arrest, officers also searched Wycuff's bedroom. There, according to the report, they found methamphetamine behind the bed. DCS charged Wycuff with possession of the drug, as well as use of a communication facility in facilitating a crime, because Matthews said Wycuff sent messages about drug transactions.

DCS also charged Deville with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

Contact staff writer Tyler Jett at 423-757-6476 or tjett@timesfreepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @LetsJett.

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