June 4, 2014 — The case against three persons from Grayson accused of manufacturing methamphetamine is on hold after evidence in the case was suppressed.
Jack Grace, 32, Angela Brown, 32, and Lakin Glore, 19, were indicted in November on one count each of manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B felony.
The three were arrested nearly a month before after a domestic dispute led to a search of their Poplar Plains apartment.
On Monday, Carter Circuit Judge Rebecca Phillips agreed with defense attorney Kristina Smith's motion to suppress the evidence found inside the home because the search was deemed improper.
“Looking at the facts of this case, everyone was outside when the officer arrived and nothing pointed to any sign pf physical injury or some other instance that would cause an officer to search the home,” Phillips said. “Officer McCormick was acting in good faith with concern for the public's well being. There was no wrongdoing by him. However, the search was conducted beyond the scope of the constitution.”
Each of the three accused was being held on a $50,000 cash bond but, in anticipation of a dismissal, Phillips amended the bond to $5,000 unsecured and set a review for the case on June 16.
At that time, Special Prosecutor Jason Greer will be required to inform the court if the case will continue or if all charges will be dropped.
“I think that the court made the right decision in this case,” Smith said.
Greer gave no indication as to whether or not he will pursue the case.
Grace, Brown, and Glore were released from the Carter County Detention Center on Monday.
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