LPD arrests 3 on meth charges

A man and two women were arrested Tuesday, April 23after Lebanon Police Officers reportedly found products used to make methamphetamine present in their vehicle.

Officers responded to a report of possible drug activity in a gray vehicle at 211 West High Street, where they made contact with the driver, Jonathon Thomas, and two female passengers, Sherry Malone and Latasha Cantrell. The three are looking at drug charges including methamphetamine Schedule II, paraphernalia and simple possession.

The responding officer noted in his reported that Thomas appeared nervous and picked at open sores on his arms while being questioned and told the officer they were in the parking lot to pick up money for Malone.

The officer noted that Malone told him that her husband had just gotten out of jail, but made no mention of the money.

Other officers who responded, also, said that Thomas was compliant when they asked to search the vehicle. Cpl. Joe Nokes contacted the Wilson County Sheriffs Department to assist with the K9 unit.

Patrolman Jeff Scott said that while Malone was putting her hands on her head as instructed he noticed that she reportedly dropped two syringes and pills from her pant leg unto the floor of the vehicle.

During the search of the vehicle, officers found a small black bag in the trunk of the car. Inside of the bag, they reportedly found aluminum foil, cold packs, lighter fluid, a small Tupperware container of white granular substance and a 2-liter bottle of an unknown base.

The subjects were transported to Wilson County Jail for booking. Upon arrival, Malone reportedly told officers that she had a container in her bra that may have narcotics in it. Deputies found a small container that had a gram of suspected schedule II methamphetamine.

Malone was also found to have an active arrest warrant out of Wilson County.

Cantrell also told officers that she was six months pregnant at the time of her arrest and had recently used narcotics. The Department of Child Services was notified.