Three arrested on meth, weed charges

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By Patrick Yost

Three men face felony drug and weapon charges after a Morgan County deputy performing a courtesy check on an individual allegedly observed a wanted man run into a storage shed that contained suspected narcotics.

According to Chief Deputy Keith Howard, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, the deputy arrived at a Bethany Road residence at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5 after Michael Lee Jordan, 37, had issued concerns with Morgan County Dispatch regarding a man staying at the residence.

When the deputy arrived, reports state, he observed Eric Jayson Bell, 43, Bostwick bolt into a storage shed behind the residence. Howard said the deputy received permission from the property owner to enter the shed to detain Bell, who was wanted on outstanding warrants out of both Oconee and Walton counties.

Once inside, Howard said, the deputy observed weapons, suspected marijuana, suspected methamphetamine and other drug related paraphernalia. 

As a result of the items located in the shed, Howard said, Bell, Jordan and Stanley Gibbs, 58, Madison all face charges. Bell was charged with the outstanding warrants along with charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug related objects. Jordan was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug related objects and possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. Gibbs was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug related objects and possession of marijuana, less than an ounce.

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