Meth charges levied
Posted: Friday, August 13, 2010 11:23 am
The Messenger, August 12, 2010
A Union City man was charged with promotion of meth after allegedly being found in possession of items used to manufacture the illegal drug methamphetamine.
Jency Edward Wright, 28, of 523 East Gibbs St., Union City, was arrested at 9:12 p.m. Tuesday and charged with promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine, according to a Union City Police Department report.
He was stopped by Union City police in the 1800 block of East Reelfoot Avenue due to allegedly having a backpack that came from an active meth lab site which had been under observation by Union City police and Obion County sheriff’s deputies for several days. The site near Union City had been checked by a Union City police officer about an hour prior to seeing Wright and the backpack was reported to be present, but the backpack full of items was gone when a sheriff’s deputy checked the site shortly after 9 p.m. The sheriff’s deputy radioed a police officer, who observed Wright on a bicycle with the item on his back, according to the report.
Police said when the site was checked earlier, certain items known to be used in the meth-making process were missing. It was also observed that two “cooks” had taken place at the site within the last 48 hours. In addition, police said Wright matched the description a citizen provided for a person he observed at the site in recent days.
A search warrant was executed by police and sheriff’s deputies at 11:29 p.m. at Wright’s home. Police reported they found items missing from the site, as well as other items known to be used in making meth.
At the county jail, Wright allegedly confessed to police to being at the site trying to make meth and indicated he had been at the location several times, also claiming to only be trying to make small amounts at a time.
Union City police charged him with the single count of promotion of meth, while sheriff’s deputies also charged him with manufacture of meth and promotion of meth due to the items found at the site, according to the report.