Search Warrant Leads To Another Arrest, Seizure of Firearms, Drugs, Cash
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Two Chalybeate area residents have been arrested and are facing multiple felony charges after a Monday afternoon incident.
According to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, a deputy was dispatched to the area of Otter Gap and Sulphur Roads on Monday around 4pm for multiple reports of a blue Chevrolet pickup truck driving recklessly and in opposing lanes towards on-coming traffic. As the deputy approached the area, it was reported that the vehicle had turned onto Joseph Court, just off Sulphur Road.
The Sheriff's Office said when the deputy arrived in the area, a vehicle matching the description was observed in a driveway at 82 Joseph Court, which was blue 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck occupied by Brittany Webb (29) and an unrestrained 5 year old juvenile.
The deputy reported as he approached the vehicle, it was still running with Webb passed out behind the wheel and the juvenile was asleep on the passenger’s side. Officials said Webb woke up as the deputy approached and was observed with what appeared to be a meth pipe. Deputies said Webb attempted to crush the pipe as she exited the vehicle. According to officials, Webb admitted to having smoked meth at approximately 8 am that morning and then driving home from Bowling Green with her five year-old child. Through the deputy’s interaction with Webb, probable cause for a search warrant of 82 Joseph Court was obtained.
Webb was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs, 1st Offense; Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree-Methamphetamine; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Tampering with Physical Evidence; and Wanton Endangerment, 1st Degree. She was arrested on scene and taken to Hart County Jail where she was later released on bond.
Later that evening, a search warrant was executed at the residence where numerous firearms and ammunition were seized, along with bagged up suspected methamphetamine and suspected methadone pills. Also seized were cash, scales, bags, and other drug paraphernalia.
Today, both Brittany Webb (28) and Derik Bledsoe (38), of Brownsville were arrested and charged with Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st deg- 1st off methamphetamine over 2 grams (class C felony), Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st deg- 1st off. Drug unspecified over 10 D.U (Class C felony). Drug Paraphernalia (A misdemeanor) (All drug offenses are firearm enhanced).
Bledsoe was also charged with Convicted felon in possession of firearm (Class D felony), and Convicted felon in possession of handgun (class C felony).
"This shows how important it is to call when you see something suspicious," said Sheriff Shane Doyle. "We may not have made this bust had it not been for concerned citizens. I'm proud of our deputies for the excellent investigators they are. The combination of the calls and our investigation led to a significant arrest in the drug problem facing our county."
Both were lodged in Hart County Jail.