Lawrence County Sheriff Department confiscates over four pounds of drugs

BEDFORD – Two people were arrested on warrants Monday after a Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department investigation on August 25th.

Police arrested Jathan McCormick and Tammy Nicholson on charges of dealing meth, possession of meth, dealing marijuana, and maintaining a common nuisance.

Jathan McCormick

On that day, at 11:20 p.m. the Sheriff’s Department dispatch received a call stating a man was at the IU Health Hospital being treated for a gunshot wound.

The man told police the incident happened in an apartment in the 270 block of Rawlins Mill Road.

Tammy Nicholson

Officers obtained a search warrant for the property that is rented by 31-year-old Tammy Nicholson and 32-year-old Jathan McCormick.

During the search, deputies found a box labeled with a Fed-Ex shipping label addressed to Nicholas Gonzalez of 234 Rawlins Mill Road.  Inside the box was a duct-taped plastic container. Inside the container were two vacuum-sealed bags containing over two pounds of marijuana along with two additional vacuum-sealed plastic bags containing more than two pounds of crystal meth.

According to a neighbor, an unknown white male came to his apartment and inquired if they had seen a Fed-Ex package. The unknown male said it contained $20,000 worth of family heirlooms. The neighbor then heard three resonated boom sounds. The neighbor then witnessed several individuals run from the Pierce residence to vehicles that were parked in a shared driveway. Jathan McCormick and Tammy Nicholson were both identified as individuals that ran from the apartment to the vehicles.

A second search warrant was obtained for the apartment shared by Nicholson and McCormick. During that search, an officer found a baggie containing crystal meth in a toolbox, near a crib located in the living room.

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