On August 5, two detectives with the Macon County Sheriff’s Office were out conducting routine patrol when they recognized an individual driving that was known to be “Wanted” on outstanding criminal warrants. The detectives immediately recognized Tallent as that individual.
While conducting a traffic stop on the vehicle, detectives noticed that both individuals appeared to be acting very nervous while speaking with them. During a roadside interview, Mr. O’neal admitted to being on active parole and consented to a search of the passenger’s side of the vehicle. A search revealed approximately 16 grams of methamphetamine which was located under the passenger seat area of the vehicle. Detectives also located bindles of heroin during the same search. O’Neal and Tallent were immediately arrested and transported to the Macon County Detention Center.
O’neal is currently charged with Possession with Intent Sell / Manufacture / Deliver Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent Sell / Manufacture / Deliver Heroin, Maintaining Vehicle for Sell / Delivery Illegal Narcotics, and Possess Drug Paraphernalia. The magistrate issued a $12,500 secured bond.
Tallent was served with the outstanding warrants which include: 2 counts of Felony Breaking and Entering, 2 counts Felony Larceny, 2 counts Felony Possession of Stolen Goods, and Possession Burglary Tools. The magistrate issued a $50,000 secured bond.
Both O’Neal and Tallent remain in the Macon County Detention Center pending their release on bond or until they appear in court.