Responding to a complaint about possible drug activity at the Executive Inn Motel earlier this week, Cumberland County deputies encountered 35-year-old Erica Danielle Bebley of Crossville and 53-year-old Darrell Webster Conatser of Cross Plains. Bebley did admit to having some “personal-use” meth on her; Conatser admitted having a small amount of crack cocaine and powder cocaine.
During a consent search of the room, deputies turned up approximately 43 grams of meth (ice), five sets of electronic scales with an off-white residue, numerous empty plastic bags, multiple used syringes, glass pipes with burnt residue and a large container of Epsom salt. Deputies also found a loaded Smith & Wesson .380 caliber handgun in Bebley’s purse.
Bebley was also found in possession of $1,320 in U.S. currency, believed to be proceeds from illegal drug sales.
A dispatch check revealed both Conatser and Bebley are convicted felons and not permitted to possess firearms. Both denied ownership of the weapon.
Conatser first claimed ownership of the large amount of meth, then recanted at intake, insisting only the cocaine was his.
At intake, Bebley admitted to selling meth, but said she only sells to three people and doesn’t sell anything less than half an ounce. She further stated she travels to Nashville to buy it from her source, and pays $400 an ounce.
Conatser was arrested for manufacture, sale, delivery or possession of meth, manufacture, sale delivery or sale of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm. He was placed under $140,000 bond.
Bebley was arrested for manufacture, sale, delivery, sale or possession of meth and unlawful possession of a firearm. She was placed under $110,000 bond.
Both are due in court June 3.