Press Release

Whitley County Sheriff Dept.
Around 4:30 p.m. June 21, 2017, deputies responded to Doc Siler Road after a concerned person said Tamera Anderson left a residence intoxicated. Responding to the call, Deputy Brian Hensley noticed a vehicle in a wooded area off the main roadway. In a black Chevrolet truck, Dep. Hensley came into contact with Anderson and three others.
Upon contact, Dep. Hensley noticed Wendell Malone was holding a tin can and needle cap in his lap. Due to suspected drug activity, all four were detained. Deputy Jeff Anderson and Deputy Johnny Miller responded to assist.
Whitley County E911 indicated the license plate was registered to a truck reported stolen from Knox County. Prior to releasing the truck to its owner, deputies searched it. Located were several needles, non-narcotic pain medication and a small bag containing what’s believed to be crystal methamphetamine. Written on the steering wheel was, “Drive it like you stole it.” The owner stated that the writing was not present prior to the theft.
At the time the truck was stolen, it contained assorted power and hand tools associated with construction work. The tools and a pressure washer were missing when the truck was recovered. Anybody with information about the following persons recently selling or trading such items is asked to call Whitley Co. E911 at (606) 549-6017. Dep. Hensley is continuing the investigation.
Arrested were:
Tamera Anderson, 43, for first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), receiving stolen property valued under $10,000, alcohol intoxication in a public place and three counts of failure to appear
Wendell Farris Malone, 43, for first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of drug paraphernalia, receiving stolen property valued under $10,000 and public intoxication
Douglas Boyd Malone, 45, for first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of drug paraphernalia, receiving stolen property valued under $10,000, illegal possession of a legend drug, public intoxication and two counts of failure to appear
Cheryl Musick, 49, for first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of drug paraphernalia, receiving stolen property valued under $10,000 and public intoxication
All were lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center.