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Hand grenade, guns, drugs found in house

By Linda Looney-Bond

lbond@news-daily.com

Clayton County Police arrested three people after finding a hand grenade, guns, drugs, and a stolen vehicle at a house located at 200 Debbie Lane in Jonesboro.

Acting on a tip that there was a stolen motorcycle and alleged drug activity at the location, police were dispatched to 196 Debbie Lane around 4 p.m., Friday, according to a police report. That house turned out to be vacant, but it shares a driveway with 200 Debbie Lane.

Police ran the VIN number on a motorcycle parked in the driveway. "The motorcycle was confirmed stolen out of Coweta County on March 22, 2009," according to police.

A search warrant was executed on the home, and police encountered two males and a female. During the search, officers found several weapons, including a hand grenade, a twelve gauge shotgun, a bulletproof vest, as well as 3.6 ounces of methamphetamine, 12.4 grams of marijuana, and 39 prescription pills, police said.

Authorities do not believe the grenade was live, but, "They're going to blow it up ... to make sure," said Clayton County Police Spokeswoman Lt. Rebecca Brown.

James Phillips, 36, of 200 Debbie Lane, was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, theft by receiving, possession of a firearm with a removed serial number, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and distribution of a controlled substance.

David Greer, 38, also of 200 Debbie Lane, was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm with a removed serial number.

Amy Lynn Harrelson, 31, of 165 Forest Road, in Stockbridge, was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, and giving a false name.

All were transported to the Clayton County jail.