THOMASVILLE — Methamphetamine was found in a bed and near a child's food and homework at a Ga. 122 residence Thursday morning, according to authorities.

Thomas County/Thomasville Narcotics/Vice Division agents learned Sonya Reynolds, 51, was staying at the 11210 Ga. 122 residence and went to the address at 9:30 a.m. to arrest her.

As agents made their way through the house, they saw meth on a bedroom table and arranged in lines on a vanity mirror in a closet.

Officers found Theresa Woodell in bed. 

"She was faking that she was sleeping," said Louis Schofill, narcotics/vice commander. 

Woodell was removed from the bed and handcuffed.

Ronnie Thigpen, 53, who lived at the residence with Woodell, was brought into the house from the yard.

"We had all three of them in handcuffs," the commander said.

More methamphetamine was found in Reynolds' pocket and on a dresser in the master bedroom.

"On a desk where a child had homework laid out, we found more meth," Schofill said.

The meth found on the table was next to a bowl of cereal and a toy, agents said.

Discovery of the contraband continued in the child's bedroom and bathroom, along with a pouch containing 10 bullets, a digital scale and a bottle of Smirnoff Ice.

Schofill said a grandchild lived at the residence.

Agents pulled back cover where Woodell was in bed and found a meth pipe, meth in a pill bottle and a torch lighter.

Thigpen was out of jail on bond in a pending federal investigation in a methamphetamine case.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will prosecute Thursday's meth bust.

Schofill said suspects arrested Thursday sell and use methamphetamine. All are charged with methamphetamine possession with intent to distribute.

The Thomas County Department of Family and Children Services was contacted about the child who lived at the residence. 


Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820 

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