Charles Larry Grider

Charles Larry Grider

A Westmoreland man and Lebanon woman were arrested after allegedly trafficking methamphetamine in Macon, Trousdale and surrounding counties over a period of several months.

Charles Grider, 43, and Karleigh Dixon, 21, each face multiple charges following an undercover investigation conducted by the Tennessee 15th Drug Task Force and were transported to the Macon County Jail last Thursday.

Members of the 15th Drug Task Force obtained a warrant for a residence occupied by Grider and Dixon during the investigation and reportedly found more than 300 grams of methamphetamine and guns inside.

The two also allegedly took SNAP benefits, or food stamps, that were used for payment on drugs.

Grider was charged with possessing a prohibited weapon, manufacturing of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm during a violation, alteration of a serial number, two counts of manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of methamphetamines, and three counts of unlawful possession of a weapon.

His bond was set at $75,000, and his court date is slated for March 1.

Dixon was charged with felony welfare fraud, possessing a prohibited weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon, manufacturing of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm during a violation and two counts of manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of methamphetamines.

Her bond was set at $75,000, and her court date was slated for March 1.