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UTM prof, son arrested for meth

UTM prof, son arrested for meth
UTM prof, son arrested for meth | Robert Cox, Brent Cox, meth, UTM professor

Robert Cox

Six people – including a University of Tennessee at Martin instructor and his son – were arrested on drug-related charges after a search warrant was executed in Gibson County.
Agents with the West Tennessee Violent Crime and Drug Task Force executed the search warrant Tuesday evening at 49-year-old Brent Cox’s home at 444 Cades Atwood Road outside Milan.
Cox was identified by authorities as a history professor at UT Martin.
Agents arrested six people at the property, where two active crystal methamphetamine labs were allegedly discovered.
Due to the discovery, a Tennessee Methamphetamine Response Truck was sent to the scene to assist with the removal of two one-pot meth labs and their components, along with remnants of meth manufacturing. An outbuilding on the property was quarantined due to evidence of meth manufacturing having occurred in the building, according to a task force news release.
The task force reported agents seized meth, Hydrocodone, Morphine, Xanax, some marijuana, four firearms, $507 cash and a 2005 Dodge pickup truck.
Cox was charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell or deliver, possession of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver, initiation of a process intended to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and promotion of methamphetamine manufacturing, according to the news release.
Also charged were:
• Robert Cox, also of 444 Cades Atwood Road, Milan — conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell or deliver, possession of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver, possession of Hydrocodone with intent to sell or deliver, possession of Xanax with intent to sell or deliver, possession of Morphine with intent to sell or deliver, initiation of a process intended to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
• Donnie McDonald of 142 Woods Road, Bradford — conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell or deliver, possession of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver, initiation of a process intended to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
• Justin Powers of 115 Jenkins St., Rutherford — conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell or deliver, possession of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver, initiation of a process intended to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
• Jamie Miller of 115 Jenkins St., Rutherford — conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell or deliver, possession of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver, initiation of a process intended to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of Xanax with intent to sell or deliver.
• Robert Miller of 380 Cades Atwood Road, Milan — promotion of methamphetamine manufacturing and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.
The arrested individuals are expected to appear in court today (Tuesday) in Gibson County.
According to UT Martin’s university relations department, Cox is no longer a professor at the university and no decisions have been made regarding his future status with UTM.

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