The hum of a generator inside a condemned house in the 200 block of 11th Ave. NW early Monday morning led Ardmore police officers to the arrest of five individuals allegedly possessing drugs, said Ardmore Police Capt. Keith Ingle.
Altogether, police discovered 36 grams of marijuana, 2.4 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia among the group.
Eric Vaughn, 32, was arrested for the alleged possession of a controlled substance with the intention to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was accompanied by Jennifer Earley, 35, who faces a potential charge for possession of methamphetamine; Shelby Nelson, 43, on a potential charge for possession of methamphetamine; Lindsey Wolff, 32, on a potential charge for possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia; and Christopher Hairell, 35, on a potential charge for possession of Schedule IV pills, marijuana and paraphernalia.
Hairell was also arrested on a warrant out of Bryan County for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Officers became suspicious of the sound of a generator inside a house that had been condemned since Oct. 12, Ingle said.
“They weren’t supposed to be there. It was stickered as non-liveable as of Oct. 12,” Ingle said. “One person set up a generator and tried to turn it into a drug house.”
All five were booked into Carter County Jail.