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An Ardmore man is facing charges in what Carter County Sheriff Milton Anthony says could be one of the largest drug trafficking cases ever filed in Carter County.

Officers assigned to the narcotics divisions of the Carter County Sheriff’s Department and Ardmore Police Department, served a search warrant about 6 p.m. Monday at a residence located at 309 Stolfa St. Reports revealed the officers made “forcible” entry after the occupants of the house refused to answer knocks on the door and repeated announcements of law enforcement presence. Michael Jones, 45, the occupant of the residence and the target of the investigation, a female, also identified as living at the residence, and James M. Watson, 35, were all found inside.

While serving the search warrant officers found an estimated 79 grams of an “ice/crystal substance that field tested as methamphetamine under a bed, as well as marijuana and items used to sell the drugs. In addition, what was described as “500 Xanax bars (five baggies containing 100 pills in each bag) were found stashed in a freezer.

Watson was arrested without incident pending charges of trafficking methamphetamine, possession of Xanax with intent to distribute and possession marijuana with intent to distribute.

Watson was arrested when marijuana was found inside his vehicle, which was parked in the drive way of the residence. He was booked into the Carter County Detention Center pending possession of marijuana and attempting to obtain marijuana.

More than $1,300 was also seized during the investigation.

Both men, who reportedly made statements to investigators, remain jailed pending court appearances.

“This is one of the largest, if not the largest meth trafficking cases for Carter County. In addition, this appears to be crystal meth a particularly potent and strong form of meth that is associated with numerous physical and mental health problems,” Anthony said. “Methamphetamine continues to be one of the biggest drug problems in the county and will therefore remain one of our top priorities.




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