On Saturday, December 3rd, 2022, Decherd Police Department was dispatched to Sonic Drive-In in reference to a subject locking their keys in their vehicle. Sgt. Tyler Womack arrived at Sonic and could immediately smell a strong odor believed to be marijuana in the parking lot.
After getting the vehicle unlocked, Sgt. Womack and Officers Patrick Chambers, and Charles Kochans conducted a walk-through of the parking lot to locate the source of the odor. Sgt. Womack observed a gray Ford Focus sitting at the corner of the parking lot with 2 occupants sitting in the vehicle. The license plate on the vehicle came back unregistered.
Officers mad contact with the driver Shannon Perry and passenger Allan Pendleton in the vehicle and detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Both occupants were asked to exit the vehicle. Pendleton was detained without issue, but Perry began to resist officers and was taken into custody using enough force necessary to do so.
While conducting a pat down on Mr. Pendleton a bag was retrieved off his person containing approximately 103 grams (3.63oz) of crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine. During a search of the vehicle, officers located a small amount of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, suboxone, and more crystal substance inside a dollar bill also believed to be methamphetamine. Also, a set of scales with residue and multiple small clear baggies were located believed to be used in the resale of the illegal drugs. The crystal substance field tested positive for both methamphetamine and fentanyl.
Both Perry and Pendleton were transported to Franklin County Jail and face multiple charges including Possession of Meth, Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Sch II, Possession of Sch. III, Possession of Sch. VI, Resisting Arrest, and Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia. Both the vehicle and $212.00 in cash have been seized and are pending.