By Marsha Miller
Mere minutes after a 41-year-old Ardmore man returned home Thursday following his appearance at a district court case conference revolving around a September charge of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, he was arrested again.
Capt. Keith Ingle, Ardmore Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, said APD narcotics officers and detectives served a search warrant about 10 a.m. at Timothy Howell’s residence, located in the 300 block of 7th Avenue NW. The search yielded an estimated 2 grams of methamphetamine, 5 grams of marijuana, an illegal gun, and three illegally used police scanners, as well as various items used to sell the narcotics. Howell was arrested without incident. He was booked into the Carter County Detention Center pending formal charges that includes two new possession of controlled dangerous substances with intent to distribute charges.
Also taken into custody was Kandice Sue Mayes. Ingle said the 35-year-old woman was also found inside the residence when officers served the search warrant. She too was booked into the Carter County Detention Center pending formal charges.
Thursday afternoon a spokesperson for the district attorney’s office confirmed Howell had appeared around 9 a.m. for his court ordered case conference. His attorney, Michael Tipps, who Howell reportedly recently hired, requested Special District Judge Carson Brooks continue the conference until he had the opportunity to review the case filed against his client Sept. 26 following his arrest by Ardmore police. Brooks granted the request resetting the conference for Dec. 22.
Howell had been released from the county jail Sept. 27 after posting a $2,000 bond set in that case.