A Summerville couple was arrested this week, after a tip was given to the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office about possible drug activity taking place at a residence on Brooks Road.
Deputy Gary Campbell with the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office told media outlets that he received a tip about a couple believed to be selling drugs from their home which is located between Oakhill/Alpine Road and L.M. Thomas Road.
Campbell said that when they arrived at the residence in question around 1:30 on Tuesday afternoon, officers found fifteen marijuana plants growing near the house, and four pounds of marijuana inside that was processed and ready for resale. In all the plants weighed 18 pounds, according to Campbell.
Fifty-two-year-old David Wayne Nichols, and fifty-one-year-old Kimberley Darlene Nichols, were both taken into custody and charged with manufacturing marijuana, the possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, the possession of more than an ounce of marijuana and marijuana trafficking. David Nichols was additionally charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.