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Monday April 5th, 2010 :: 09:21 a.m. CDT
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PSUEDOEPHEDRINE INTERDICTION OPERATION LEADS TO 44 ARRESTS AND SEIZURE OF A METH LAB IN THE BEMIS AREA

April 5, 2010

JACKSON MADISON COUNTY METRO NARCOTICS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A pseudoephedrine interdiction operations which ran for three days and concluded Saturday night, April 3, 2010, led to the arrest of 44 persons and the seizure of a meth lab on Herron Grove Road in the Bemis area of South Jackson. Thirty-nine of the persons arrested were charged with crimes relating to the manufacturing of methamphetamine. The remaining five persons were charged with various other crimes including drug possession or driving offenses and some had outstanding warrants for their arrest. The operation included officers from the Jackson Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit, the Jackson Police Department’s Gang Unit, Tactical Unit, Traffic Unit and Patrol Division; agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the 25th Judicial District Drug Task Force and the 28th Judicial District Drug Task Force. The operation was conducted with the cooperation of local pharmacies in Jackson to target persons who are purchasing pseudoephedrine products for the purpose of using them to manufacture methamphetamine, or to sell/deliver them to someone for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine.

One of these interdiction stops led to the discovery of a meth lab at 115 Herron Grove Road and four arrests. On Friday night, April 2, 2010 officers stopped Jane Arthur Tindle, age 51, of West King Street in Jackson, shortly after learning that Ms. Tindle was driving on a suspended license. Ms. Tindle had just purchased pseudoephedrine from a local pharmacy. An investigation revealed that Ms. Tindle’s son, Matthew Wayne Tindle, age 29, of 115 Herron Grove Road in Jackson, may have had a meth lab at his residence at that time. Matthew Tindle came to the scene where his mother was stopped. After receiving consent from Matthew Tindle, investigators went to 115 Herron Grove Road and discovered a meth lab on the premises. During a search of the residence investigators discovered precursor and reagent chemicals and paraphernalia used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Investigators also found a small amount of marijuana and several marijuana pipes at Mr. Tindle’s residence. Jane Tindle was charged with Driving on A Suspended License, Initiation of Methamphetamine Manufacturing, Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine and Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing. Matthew Tindle was charged with Initiation of Methamphetamine Manufacturing, Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Possess of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Two other persons were on the premises and were charged as well. Stacey Lynn Norwood, age 39, of 501 John Brown Road in Beech Bluff, was charged with Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. She was in possession of a loaded .40 caliber handgun at the time. Joshua Joseph Hamilton, age 31, of 61 Bolivar Highway in Jackson, was charged with Initiation of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine. They are still in custody at the Madison County Jail pending their arraignment in Jackson City Court on Monday, April 5, 2010.
Investigators contacted the DEA, who dispatched a hazardous materials contractor to the scene for the removal and disposal of the hazardous and toxic chemicals.

Thirty-five others were arrested and charged in the three day operation. They are:

1. Dustin Raymond Hatton, age 24, of 521 White Road in Lexington, TN. He is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and is in custody at the Madison County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 bond.

2. Christy Ann Hammett, age 33, of 115 Jennings Lane in Reagan, TN. She is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and has been released from custody after posting a $10,000 bond.

3. Kellie Michelle Bowen, age 40, of 214 Frog Jump Brazil Road in Trenton, TN. She is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and is in custody at the Madison County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 bond.

4. Wesley Aaron Pope, age 26, of 3705 Stegall Road in Huron, TN. He is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and has been released from custody after posting a $10,000 bond.

5. Mary Cathrine Hays, age 23, of 8221 Terry Road in Cedar Grove, TN. She is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and has been released from custody after posting a $10,000 bond.

6. Jada Danielle Gean, age 22, of 190 Beauvoir Road in Biloxi, MS. She is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and is in custody at the Madison County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 bond.

7. Kashif Kalis Bonds, age 24, of 305 Wingo Circle in Trezevant, TN. He is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and is in custody at the Madison County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 bond.

8. Jonathan Clay Triplett, 10 Bryant Street in Trezevant, TN. He is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and is in custody at the Madison County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 bond.

9. Ramona Kay Hendon, age 40, of 9290 Highway 70 in Cedar Grove, TN. She is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and Possession of Marijuana and is in custody at the Madison County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 bond.

10. Sheena Lynn Miller, age 23, of 45 Elaine Street in Atwood, TN. She is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and is in custody at the Madison County Jail in lieu of a $2,000 bond.

11. Chris John Truell, age 23, of 813 N. 25th Street in Humboldt, TN. He is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and is in custody at the Madison County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 bond.

12. Joshua Walter Morrison, age 23, of 140 Hatton Street in Jackson. He is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and is in custody at the Madison County Jail in lieu of a $7,500 bond.

13. Michael Alston Kee, age 27, of 2725 Ferrell Street in Humboldt, TN. He is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and has been released from custody after posting a $8,000 bond.

14. Nicholas David Hardin, age 20, of 1233 Brooks Road in Selmer, TN. He is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and has been released from custody after posting a $10,000 bond.

15. Ollie Wanetta Underwood, age 19, of 4937 Bethel Purdy Road in Selmer, TN. She is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and has been released from custody after posting a $10,000 bond.

16. Seth Reed Bellinger, age 27, of 477 Archer Road in Bethel Springs, TN. He is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and has been released from custody after posting a $10,000 bond.

17. Melanie Lee Lucas, age 32, of 385 McMory Lane in Henderson, TN. She is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and has been released from custody after posting a $10,000 bond.

18. Jason Lee McCombs, 1 Alta Vista Drive in Jackson. He is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and has been released from custody after posting a $10,000 bond.

19. William Travis Keen, age 34, of 3334 Highway 64 East in Selmer, TN. He is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and is in custody at the Madison County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 bond.

20. Roy Dale Crouse, age 30, of 355 Gulf Street in Hornsby, TN. He is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and is in custody at the Madison County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 bond.

21. Daniel Henery Heverly, age 20, of 63 Greenway Drive in Jackson. He is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and is in custody at the Madison County Jail awaiting arraignment in Jackson City Court.

22. Clint Douglas McKinney, age 26, of 33 Law Road in Spring Creek, TN. He is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and is in custody at the Madison County Jail awaiting arraignment in Jackson City Court.

23. Logan Bryant Taylor, age 25, of 145 Baymeadows Drive in Jackson. He is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and is in custody at the Madison County Jail awaiting arraignment in Jackson City Court.

24. Larry Dale Bivins, age 36, of 2540 Coy Johnson Road in Scotts Hill, TN. He is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Marijuana. He is in custody at the Madison County Jail awaiting arraignment in Jackson City Court.



25. Misty Jo Wyatt, age 35, of 4055 Old Reagan Road in Sardis, TN. She is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She is in custody at the Madison County Jail awaiting arraignment in Jackson City Court.

26. Paul Arthur Bell, age 54, of 2190 Frizzel Road in Lexington, TN. He is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and is in custody at the Madison County Jail awaiting arraignment in Jackson City Court.

27. Patricia Renee Kincer, age 38, 712 Indiana Street in Vallejo, CA. She is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and is in custody at the Madison County Jail awaiting arraignment in Jackson City Court.

28. Eldon DeWayne Doyle, age 38, of 200 Holmes Lane in Adamsville, TN. He is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and is in custody at the Madison County Jail awaiting arraignment in Jackson City Court.

29. Ocil Lee Smith, age 42, 4962 Highway 226 in Savannah, TN. He is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and is in custody at the Madison County Jail awaiting arraignment in Jackson City Court.

30. Stephen Wayne Damron, age 46, of 285 Browns Church Road in Jackson. He is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and has been released from custody after posting a $7,500 bond.

31. Kenneth Wayne Lucy, age 47, of 601 Magnolia Drive in Paragould, AR. He is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and is in custody at the Madison County Jail awaiting arraignment in Jackson City Court.

32. Shawana Annie Paige, age 37, 306 N. 10th Avenue in Paragould, AR. She is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and is in custody at the Madison County Jail awaiting arraignment in Jackson City Court.

33. Karen Denise Smith, age 20, 210 S. Washington Street in Ripley, TN. She is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and is in custody at the Madison County Jail awaiting arraignment in Jackson City Court.

34. Christopher Allen Murrell, age 31, of 123 N. Tina Drive in Selmer, TN. He is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and is in custody at the Madison County Jail awaiting arraignment in Jackson City Court.

35. Jerry Lee Fowler, age 24, of 1312 Circle Hill Drive in Selmer, TN. He is charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and is in custody at the Madison County Jail awaiting arraignment in Jackson City Court.

During the operation investigators also arrested Randy Wayne Grantham, age 28, of 119 McCowat Street in Jackson and John Alan Lowrance, age 29, of 22285 Highway 64 in Hornsby, TN. They were both charged with Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance (Morphine). Grantham faces an additional charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. They were released from custody after posting a $5,000 bond each. Three other persons were also arrested, two on outstanding warrants and one for driving on a suspended license.

Anyone with information on this case or any other drug cases is encouraged to call the Jackson Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit at (731) 424-6485 or CrimeStoppers at (731) 424-TIPS (8477).

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Jackson Tennessee Police Department
234 Institute St
Jackson, TN 38301

Contact
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Non-emergencies: 731-425-8400

Capt. Barry Michael
Special Operations
bmichael@cityofjackson.net
731-424-6485

115 Herron Grove Rd
Jackson, TN 38301

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