A deputy answering a suspicious vehicle call Friday caught two people trespassing in a vacant home, where they were found with illegal drugs.
Bulloch County sheriff's Deputy Ian Tyler Scruggs responded Friday to a call about the suspicious vehicles at a vacant home on Stilson-Leefield Road, according to sheriff's incident reports.
A man working on the property saw the vehicles and called law enforcement to investigate. When Scruggs arrived, the complainant gave him permission to enter the home and search for suspects.
Inside, in a back room, Scruggs found a man and woman who had several narcotics and pieces of drug paraphernalia in their possession, reports stated.
Further investigation linked one suspect, Shayne Lee Roberts, 37, of Polk Road, to other crimes, according to reports. Both he and a woman, Amanda Lynn Groom, 32, of Leon Newsome Road, were "taken into custody without incident" and taken to the Bulloch County Jail.
Groom was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession/use of drug-related objects, possession of schedule II controlled substances and prescription drugs not in original container. She is being held without bond, according to jail records.
Roberts is also held without bond, charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession/use of drug-related objects, possession of schedule II controlled substances, drugs not in original container, criminal trespass, five counts of theft by taking, six counts of first-degree criminal damage to property and entering auto.
The drugs and paraphernalia were turned over to the Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team, which is still investigating the incident. Further details of Roberts' charges of theft by taking, first-degree criminal damage to property and entering auto were not immediately available Monday and stem from the ongoing investigation, said Bulloch County sheriff's Chief Deputy Bill Black.
Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.