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Guns and drugs found in raid
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A Winding Way couple faces felony charges after lawmen raided their home and found drugs and guns.
The suspects, Joseph Addison Edwards, 30, and Jamie Marlene Prater, 24, are both charged with possession of meth for resale, possession of drug paraphernalia, theft and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. They are both also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon since both are convicted felons.
According to sheriff’s investigator Steven Carpenter, officers went to the residence to serve a warrant. A search was conducted shortly after their arrival.
“Located in a jewelry box in a bedroom was a tin can containing several bags of white substance believed to be methamphetamine,” Carpenter wrote in his warrant.
The investigator said the amount of drugs seized totaled 10 grams and that a glass pipe used for smoking meth was located next to the tin can. Carpenter noted both suspects stayed in the room where the drugs and paraphernalia were located.
A further search of the residence netted a 22-caliber pistol concealed on a shelf. A digital scale was also found on the shelf. The gun in question had been reported stolen from Cookeville.
As for their prior criminal records, Edwards was convicted in 2010 for initiating the process to manufacture meth. Prater was convicted in 2011 for delivery of drugs in a school zone.
Both suspects waived their right to preliminary hearing in General Sessions Court and have been bound to the grand jury.