Nine face charges after drug arrests
Posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 9:22 pm
Nine people — including four from Union City — were arrested on drug-related charges during separate incidents Monday and Friday in Weakley County.
Six people were arrested Monday at 1934 Highway 431, west of Martin, after sheriff’s deputies discovered a “shake and bake” meth lab on the property, according to a Weakley County Sheriff’s Department report.
Among those arrested were Billy Joe Readenour, 52, and Tammy Lou Readenour, 50, both of 1934 Highway 31, Martin; Jessica Spring Lynch, 22, Michael Thomas Lynch, 19, and Casey Travis Dudek, 23, all of Union City; and Dennis Wayne Cunningham, 35, of Dresden.
Each was charged with manufacture of Schedule II methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine.
A Drug Enforcement Administration-contracted clean-up crew was called to the scene to clean up the toxic chemicals, according to the sheriff’s department.
In a separate incident Friday, three people were arrested by Weakley County sheriff’s investigators after two search warrants were served on Ryan Street in Martin.
Naqualon Montra “Q” Gibson, 21, of 107 Ryan St., Apt. C, Martin, was charged with possession of marijuana, evading arrest, reckless driving and several other traffic offenses after he allegedly led deputies on a chase through Martin before being caught on Peach Street when he drove into a field in an attempt to get around a train blocking the road, according to Weakley County sheriff’s investigator Eric Smith.
Keith Rich Gibson, 40, of 107 Ryan St., Apt. A, Martin, was arrested on charges of possession of cocaine with intent to re-sale, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia; and Sherita Denise Bledsoe, 27, of Union City was charged with possession of Schedule II hydrocodone pills, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, the sheriff’s department reported.
Deputies and investigators from the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department were assisted by officers from the Martin Police Department and the 27th Judicial District Special Response Team.
Published in The Messenger 4.27.10