2 from Troy arrested
Posted: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 4:32 pm
The Messenger, October 4, 2011
Two people from Troy were among several suspects arrested Wednesday or Thursday in Madison County during a pseudoephedrine diversion operation involving several law enforcement agencies.
Joshua Tyler Dawson, 21, of 319 Thomas St., Troy, was arrested and charged with promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a deadly weapon; and Nancy E. Patterson, 23, also of 319 Thomas St., was arrested and held on an outstanding arrest warrant from Jackson City Court.
Dawson was released after posting a $7,500 bond.
The arrests came when the Jackson Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit conducted a pseudoephedrine diversion operation with assistance from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit and Gang Enforcement Unit, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit, West Tennessee Drug & Violent Crime Task Force and field officers with Madison County Community Corrections.
The operation was performed in cooperation with local pharmacies to target people allegedly purchasing pseudoephedrine products for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine, the TBI reported.
Through the duration of the operation, a total of 26 people were arrested. Cases were developed on 14 of them for promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, a Class D felony. Others were arrested for drug possession, public intoxication, drug paraphernalia or for driving-related charges.
In addition to the pseudoephedrine products, amounts of methamphetamine, marijuana, Alprazolam pills, Floricet pills, Hyrdocodone pills and various amounts of drug paraphernalia were recovered from the suspects and information gained from this operation led to the seizure of two meth labs in Carroll County.