On Wednesday, November 26, Sheriff-Elect Shane Doyle received an anonymous tip regarding drug activity coming from a nearby residence. After further investigation, Doyle, Deputy Jordan Jones, BPD Officer Garth Avery, and two KSP troopers responded to 1094 Noah Bledsoe Road in Chalybeate to question the residents. Upon arrival, police say residents Ronnie Lane, 48 and his brother, Scott Lane, 44, both of Bowling Green, attempted to evade the officers and exit the back door of the house.
Once police gained entry to the residence, they found that both men had outstanding warrants in Warren, Edmonson, and Green Counties. Police were then given consent to search the premises from the homeowner where they found drugs and drug paraphernalia among the men’s belongings, along with a rifle. Both men were charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. They were both lodged in the Hart County Jail.
Sheriff-Elect Doyle stressed how important it is for citizens to report suspicious activity. "We take each and every tip we receive very seriously," he said. "Anytime you have reason to believe illegal activities are taking place, please call the Edmonson County Sheriff's Department at 270-597-2157."