WCSD makes drug arrests

WCSD makes drug arrests
Three Stewart County men are being held in the Weakley County Detention Center after sheriff’s investigators discovered the men in a remote area outside of Palmersville with a criminal intent to manufacture methamphetamines, according to a press release issued by the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department.
Officers discovered a vehicle parked under a bridge on Hwy. 89 north of Palmersville while on patrol last Thursday. An affidavit of complaint cites WCSD Invs. Candace Winstead and Eric Smith were given permission by the driver, Matthew Maus of Indian Mound, to search the vehicle.
The investigators discovered a pressurized tank commonly used to steal anhydrous ammonia, a chemical used to manufacture meth. A bicycle inner tube, which is commonly used to obtain anhydrous ammonia, was also found inside the vehicle, according to the press release.
Maus, William Hansard and Donald March were taken into custody and charged with criminal attempt to possess anhydrous ammonia. The three men later admitted to officers that they had planned to get anhydrous ammonia from Crop Production Services in Palmersville, according to the affidavit of complaint.
They were each arraigned Monday in Weakley County General Sessions Court. They are being held on a $150,000 bond.

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