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Highlands Police investigation ends in drug trafficking arrest

On Thursday, May 25, Highlands Police Department obtainted a search warrant based on credible information given by members of the community. Highlands Officers searched a residence within the Highlands city limits and located approximately 70 grams of methamphetamine, along with equipment and supplies to package the drugs for sale, cash, and firearms.

“Our department aims to keep our community safe and cases like this take time to work,” said Highlands Police Chief Andrea Holland. “We need more community members who are willing to
take a step forward to report certain activity. I would like to thank our fellow detectives at the
Macon County Sheriff’s Office who assisted us in this investigation. Continued partnerships such as this with our surrounding law enforcement agencies and community partners are essential in fighting crime, keeping drugs off our streets, and keeping our community a safe place to live.”

In connection with this investigation, Robert Anderson has been charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of distributing controlled substances, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Anderson was booked into the Macon County Detention Center with a $75,000 bond.

The investigation is still ongoing, and anyone with any information is asked to contact the Highlands Police Department at (828) 526-9431.

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