“Deputies said they saw an open plastic case on a work bench which appeared to contain various types of pills,” the narcotics squad said. “Deputies also smelled the strong odor of marijuana emitting from the unit.”
Tanner had Percocet and a .380-caliber handgun on him and Higginbotham had 21 oxycodone pills on her, authorities said.
Deputies, however, found the bulk of the drugs after they secured search warrants for several cars and the two storage units.
The search yielded a .40-caliber handgun, 4.3 grams of methamphetamine, 55.2 grams of marijuana and 174 oxycodone pills, according to the sheriff’s office.
Authorities also found 548 pills of the sedative alprazolam, 86 pills of the muscle relaxer carisoprodol and dozens of pills used to treat pain and ADHD.
The drugs are valued at $11,500, officials said.
Porter IV and Hobbs face seven counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. They also face charges of possessing and intending to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana.
Tanner faces charges of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession with intent to distribute oxycodone and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.
Higginbotham faces two counts of possession of oxycodone and methadone.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 678-493-7625 or report the tip anonymously at 770-345-7920.
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