Police conduct search warrant and make two arrests for drugs and more

WILLIAMS – Two people were arrested Sunday after Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies served a search warrant at 144 Old School House Lane in Williams. 

Latisha Johnson

Police requested the warrant after receiving information that 36-year-old  Latisha Johnson and 43-year-old David Henderson were using, cultivating, and dealing meth and marijuana in the home.

David Henderson

Lawrence County Superior Court I Judge John Plummer III signed the search warrant. Officers learned that Henderson was wanted on a warrant after he crashed his vehicle and police found drugs at the scene and on his person. 

Officers knocked on the door and announced they were there to serve a search warrant. No one would answer and Johnson said she did not have the passcode to open the electronic deadbolt. Officers opened the door by force.

Officers found Henderson inside the home and he was detained on an outstanding warrant. They also located Johnson, another female, and male inside the garage.

During the search of the home, officers found marijuana, smoking pipes, a bong, pill containers with meth residue inside, pills including Xanax, and discovered a room that was utilized for cultivating plants but there were no plants currently in the room. 

Henderson told police he uses marijuana to assist with his melanoma cancer. The syringes were not his but he makes them available to friends who use meth so they do not contract bloodborne diseases. 

He also claimed the Xanax pills to be his but he did not have a current prescription for them. He takes them for his anxiety but doesn’t have insurance to obtain them legally.

Johnson and Henderson were arrested on charges of possession of meth, unlawful possession of syringes, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Johnson was also arrested on a charge of obstruction of justice and Henderson on the outstanding warrant.