TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Two women are behind bars after deputies discovered they were selling meth from their Tallahassee home.
Mary Elaine Forehand and Sharon Pye were arrested after the Leon County Sheriff's Office searched their home on Friday and found a large amount of drugs.
In September 2018, the Leon County Sheriff's Office searched Forehand's vehicle for illegal narcotics and dangerous drugs and found none, according to a probable cause affidavit.
After equipping an informant with a wireless transmitter, LCSO sent the informant to Forehand's house at Lake Hall Road.
Inside the house, the informant was heard talking to two female subjects, and coming back to the LCSO vehicle the informant gave an undercover detective the suspected methamphetamine that was bought.
Exercising a search warrant on Friday, LCSO deputies found 67.3 grams of meth, 5 grams of fentanyl and $1163 in cash. They also found guns, one of which was stolen, and ammunition.
Forehand was booked into the Leon County Detention Center on Saturday and remained there Monday on bonds totaling $42,750 for the new drug charges filed in November and old ones filed in September.
Pye, who told deputies she lived at the home 'on and off,' was arrested for sale of meth (3 counts), possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, and maintaining a drug house.
Pye was last booked into the Leon County Detention Center on Saturday and remained there Monday on bonds totaling $31,500.
Forehand faces charges of selling methamphetamine, trafficking in 14 grams or more of methamphetamine, trafficking in four grams or more of fentanyl, possession of a weapon by a convicted Florida felon, possession of narcotic equipment, and keeping shop or a vehicle for drugs.
LCSO: Traffic stop on wanted suspect nets two arrests, drugs, gun
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Two people have been arrested after a traffic stop on I-10 lead deputies to discover a large amount of drugs and a gun inside their car.
Two people were arrested and drugs and a gun were seized after Leon County deputies made a traffic stop on a vehicle near I-10.
Loren Sharp, 28, and Mary Forehand, 39, were arrested Thursday when deputies recognized Sharp, a passenger in a car driven by Forehand.
When taken into custody for outstanding warrants, Sharp was carrying a backpack in which deputies found a firearm, about seven grams of heroin, more than 19 grams of methamphetamine and cash.
At the traffic stop, Forehand gave deputies another person's driver's license before providing them her real name.
Forehand is charged with driving while license suspended or revoked with one prior conviction, providing false information to a law enforcement officer, and fraud/attempt to use the identification of another person.
Sharp is charged with trafficking in heroin, trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Forehand was released from the Leon County Detention Center on Friday on a $5,750 bond. Sharp remained in jail Friday on a $500 bond.
The arrests were made by LCSO's five-member unit named SPIDER, Special problem Investigation, Detection, Enforcement, Response.