Midstate authorities find $3,000 worth of methamphetamine

Authorities found methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $3,000 on Wednesday while trying to locate an escaped Crawford County jail inmate.

Crawford deputies, U.S. marshals and members of the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force went to a residence in the 3500 block of Carl Sutton Road. While looking for the escaped inmate, they found the methamphetamine in plain view, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

Cherie Jones, 27, of Lizella; Catherine Jill Hammock, 32, of Lizella; Ronnie Walker Rice, 29, of Macon; and Jesse Dwayne Ballard, 32, of Lizella, were charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, according to the sheriff’s office.

David Maynard Morris Jr. later was located on Tidwell Road in Bibb County along with his girlfriend, 34-year-old Jennifer Lorraine Davis of Lizella.

Morris was taken into custody. Davis was charged with obstruction of an officer and hindering the apprehension or punishment of a criminal, according to the release.