Fisher Co. Employee arrested in Sweetwater drug bust

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Burbe May

In response to a call of the alleged misuse of a credit card, the Sweetwater Police Department arrested two Fisher County residents along with another individual last week, each now facing multiple charges including manufacturing/delivery of a controlled substance and engaging in criminal activity.

The Sweetwater Police Department received a call about the fraudulent use of a credit card on Sunday, February 16, which resulted in a search of the Ecolo Lodge Motel in Sweetwater. Working with hotel management, officers... entered the room in question during the investigation.

Officers noted a strong smell of marijuana in the air and Cristo Simmons (Fisher Co.) attempting to flush evidence down the toilet. However, the attempt failed and the evidence was recovered. Along with tampering with evidence charge, Simmons also received a charge for resisting arrest.

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