Three Arrested on Drug Charges in Butler Community

Published 5:10 pm Thursday, April 16, 2020

Deputies of the Carter County Sheriff’s Office arrested three suspects in the Butler community on drug and firearm charges Thursday.

24-year-old Joshua Michael Stout and 23-year-old Autumn Bradshaw were arrested and charged with possession of a Schedule II substance for resale, possession of a Schedule VI substance for resale, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a dwelling where narcotics are sold, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony. 21-year-old Travis Jeffery Potter was also arrested on a charge of possession of a Schedule II substance.

The arrests were made after investigators went to a residence on Scenic View Drive Wednesday evening to serve an arrest warrant on Bradshaw, charging her with criminal simulation and fraudulent transfer of a motor vehicle. While taking her into custody, deputies noticed drug paraphernalia in plain view, and obtained a search warrant for the house. Investigators also spoke with Potter, who was in a vehicle outside the residence, and performed a consent search of the vehicle. Inside they found 47 pills identified as oxycodone. Potter was then placed under arrest as well.

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Investigators returned to the home just after midnight on Thursday with the search warrant and discovered more than 100 grams of methamphetamine, as well as marijuana, oxycodone, a handgun, and a rifle. Stout was then taken into custody.

Bradshaw and Stout are both being held in the Carter County Detention Center. Bradshaw has a $54,000 total bond, and Stout has a $51,000 total bond. Potter was booked into the jail and released on a $10,000 bond.