Officers answer burglar alarm, arrest resident for drugs

Officers with the Lawrenceburg Police Department who were dispatched to investigate a burglar alarmthat was sounding at a Stella Avenue home last week, ended up arresting the resident after a large quantity of drugs and drug paraphernalia were located.When officers arrived at the home dispatchers said that the resident should arrive in around thirty minutes.

They checked the home and were going to log the VIN number on a gray TransAm on the carport. They discovered that the VIN number had been removed from the dash of the car, but were ableto get it from inside the door. They ran the number through dispatch and learned that it had been stolen from Limestone County, Alabama. Officers noted that they had received previous complaints about possible drug activity at the home.

The resident, listed as Ashleigh Elizabeth Price, age 27, arrived after fifty minutes and said she had no idea why the alarm had sounded. She gave officers permission to go inside with her and search to ensurethat no one was inside. Officers reported that the only furniture inside the house was a couch, and that she used a key to unlock an unfurnished bedroom.

When they checked the closet in that room, they found a glass piece that had two lines of a white powdery substance on it, that was believed to be methamphetamine

.During the search of the home officers seized several items of contraband, including syringes, digital scales, bags that held a combined total of 18 grams of meth, a meth pipe, more than three pounds of “fake meth,” and a handgun that was hidden inside a floor vent. Price told officers that her boyfriend andhis associates had made the “fake meth” to mix with the real meth and increase their profits.

When officers took Price to get a cigarette out of her truck they asked whether she had anything illegalinside of it. She said that there was a bag of meth and a syringe inside.

Those items were also seized.Price was arrested and transported to the Lawrence County Jail for booking. She was charged with theft over $2,500, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony, possession of Schedule II narcotics for resale, possession of a counterfeit controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She will answer the charges in General Sessions Court on October 5t

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