While in the process of serving a warrant for probation violation, U.S. Marshals stumbled onto a possible sale of methamphetamine.
According to Michael Camp of the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, the marshals were at the Conyers residence of Jennifer Jessup Phillips at around 2:15 p.m. on Nov. 14, when they noticed the methamphetamine in her bedroom, along with some plastic baggies and a metal scale. They then called the RCSO, who went to the scene.
According to reports, Rebecca Anne Ruhle was driving to Georgia from her residence in South Carolina where she picked up Joseph Denton Pledger of Lincolnton.
The two then arrived at Phillips' house with what Camp said was, "a pretty good amount of cash."
Found, along with the drugs was a firearm, that Phillips denied having, and Ruhle and Pledger said was theirs.
Phillps, 36, was charged with probation violation, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Since the sale had not gone down yet, Ruhle, 36, was charged with attempt or conspiracy to violate the Georgia controlled substance act and possession of firearm during commission of a crime.
Pledger, 35, was charged tih possession of firearm during commission of a crime.
Pledger and Ruhle have bonded out of jailed, while Phillips cannot get bail as a previous felon.