Authorities said Wednesday they arrested and charged two suspects on drug offenses following a search of a home that was supposed to be empty.

Detective Nathan Mace of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged 32-year-old William Robert Boyd, of Swannanoa, and 28-year-old Misty Dawn Tipton, of 112 Calico Drive in Nebo, with possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine and maintaining a place to keep a controlled substance.

Boyd was also charged with outstanding warrants for possession of methamphetamine and resisting arrest.

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, sheriff’s deputies went to a residence at 4635 Bethlehem Road in Old Fort, where the owner reported that no one was supposed to be living, and found Boyd and Tipton inside.

A search of the suspects and the house turned up 1.8 grams of methamphetamine, cash and drug paraphernalia.

Boyd received a $75,000 bond; Tipton received a $30,000 bond.