4 arrested on drug charges by UCPD

4 arrested on drug charges by UCPD

Posted: Monday, September 13, 2010 10:06 pm

The Messenger  09.13.10

Four people were arrested on drug-related charges Friday evening after Union City police learned of someone allegedly seeking to purchase a drug used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Bobby James Hunter, 23, of 216 South Taylor St., Union City; Hannah Paige Hunter, 20, of 579 East State Line Road, Union City; Justin Derrick Easley, 24, of 4459 Newman Glover Road, Union City; and Elizabeth Renna Winston, 21, of 4814 Hurt Road, Kenton, were all arrested at 5:21 p.m. Friday in the 1400 block of South First Street, according to a Union City Police Department report.

They were each charged with promoting manufacture of meth, manufacturing a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance, police reported.

A police officer reported that while he was working with a confidential informant, he learned of someone wanting to purchase pseudoephedrine, an over-the-counter drug known to be used in the manufacture of the illegal drug methamphetamine. The officer said he arranged for the delivery of two boxes of pseudoephedrine and set a meeting place at a store on South First Street in Union City.

Union City police and 27th Judicial District Drug Task Force officers went in and made a stop after the meeting was made.

Police said they learned all four of the suspects had been in the Dollar General store on South First Street and allegedly purchased other items used in the meth-manufacturing process since they had certain items in their possession. Ms. Hunter told police they were there to buy pseudoephedrine and had purchased other items, adding that they had plans of doing a “cook” at her residence and had done so there in the past, according to the report.

All four suspects were arrested and police obtained a search warrant for the State Line Road residence, where a search was conducted by Union City police, the Obion County Sheriff’s Department, the Drug Task Force and a Fulton County, Ky., sheriff’s deputy.

Police reported the search of the residence yielded all the tools and chemicals needed for the manufacturing process, as well as digital scales, packaging material and video and listening surveillance equipment.

Police seized the vehicle the suspects were occupying at the time of their arrests. It belonged to Mike Nolan of Hickman, Ky., who had been arrested earlier in the day by Dyersburg police for possession of meth with intent, according to the report.

In addition, police served Easley with a misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear on four separate traffic violations.

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