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Two Arrested On Drug-Related Warrants
Updated December 15, 2017 12:04 PM | Filed under: Crime
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(OOLITIC) - Oolitic police arrested two people Saturday on drug-related warrants.

Police arrested 35-year-old Tandi Tipton, of 1001 Walnut St., on a warrant for possession of meth, unlawful possession of a syringe and maintaining a common nuisance.

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The warrant was issued for her arrest on Oct. 27th after police say Tipton had between five to ten grams of meth in her possession within 500 feet of a school. Tipton has pleaded not guilty to the crimes and was appointed a public defender. She is scheduled for a pretrial conference on January 25th at 8 a.m. in Lawrence County Superior Court I. She is being held in the Lawrence County Jail on a $20,000 surety or $2,005 cash bond.

Police also arrested 43-year-old Michael Gates, of Williams on warrants of two counts of dealing meth with enhanced circumstances, two counts of possession of meth less than 5 grams and a warrant for failure to appear. The state is also seeking a habitual offender charge.

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According to a Superior Court II probable cause affidavit, officers with the Lawrence County Task Force purchased meth twice from Gates. Police say both controlled buys were made within 500 feet of a school.

Gates has pleaded not guilty to the charge and has been granted a public defender. He is scheduled for a pretrial conference on January 25th at 8 a.m. in Lawrence County Superior II. He is being held in the Lawrence County Jail on a $50,000 surety or $5,005 cash bond.



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