Shortly before 9 p.m., Saturday, the Clay Community Corrections Department contacted the Clay County Sheriff's Department for assistance during a routine inspection of Roger M. Hamblen's home, 5 East County Road 200 North, Center Point.
Hamblen, 46, was participating in the home detention program because of a prior conviction of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Offenders involved in the program know that officials are allowed to perform routine checks of their home at anytime. They are also not allowed to be involved in any illegal activity or in possession of firearms.
During the search, officers discovered drugs, various drug paraphernalia and two weapons, a shotgun and a rifle, were sitting in plain sight.
CCSD Drug Det. Jerry Siddons was contacted to assist with the investigation and collection of evidence.
Best confirmed to The Brazil Times approximately 463 grams of loose, unprocessed marijuana, more than 600 grams of partially smoked, pre-rolled marijuana cigarettes, 5 grams of cocaine powder and miscellaneous drug paraphernalia, including two sets of scales, were found inside the home.
With his probation revoked, Hamblen is currently being held at the Clay County Jail on preliminary charges of possession of cocaine or narcotic drug, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and neglect of dependent. Facing a $50,000 cash bond, Hamblen is expected to appear in court sometime this week for arraignment on the charges while officials continue the investigation.