A Sulphur city council member is facing drug-related charges after police officers found methamphetamine in his home.
Chad Allen Hill, 41, was charged Aug. 5 with co-defendant and girlfriend, 43-year-old Dita Michelle West, for a felony count of possession of controlled dangerous substance and a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia in Murray County District Court.
Sulphur Police Chief David Shores said Wednesday that officers had obtained a search warrant for the home on east Talequah Avenue to search for stolen property Aug. 4. Once they began to look around, meth was located in the residence, he said.
“Then we had to go back and get a second search warrant for controlled dangerous substance,” Shores said.
Methamphetamine was first found in the back bedroom, which Shores said was believed to be Hill’s, and later located throughout the residence and in Hill’s vehicle. Both Hill and West were arrested and booked into Murray County Jail.
“It was just a small amount of methamphetamine found in the residence,” Shores said.
According to the District Attorney’s office, the two were given a personal recognizance bond with a $10,000 penal sum.
Shores said two juveniles also lived at the residence and DHS was called to the scene after the drugs were found.
“I believe they were released to a family member,” he said.
Hill currently serves Ward 2. Sulphur City Manager Keith Mann said Wednesday he has not yet spoken to Hill to see if he plans to continue serving on the city council, but that Hill is “innocent until proven guilty.”
A preliminary hearing conference for the pair is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 23 with District Judge Wallace Coppedge in Murray County District Court.