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Police search for meth suspects

Police search for meth suspects
Police search for meth suspects | Police search for meth suspects

Sergio Arturo Hernandez (above) and Tammie Renee Smith

Union City police are searching for two people wanted on methamphetamine charges in connection with a meth lab discovery three weeks ago.

Sergio Arturo Hernandez, 34, alias David Garcia, and Tammie Renee Smith, 39, both of 419 South Sixth St., Union City, are wanted on warrants charging each with six counts of manufacturing methamphetamine and six counts of promotion of methamphetamine.

Photos of the two suspects were to be provided by police later today and will be posted on The Messenger’s website, www.nwtntoday.com.
Anyone who has information about their whereabouts is asked to call the Union City Police Department at 885-1515 or Crime Stoppers at 885-TIPS (885-8477). Crime Stoppers may also be emailed at ucpd@ci.unioncity.tn.us.
Callers to Crime Stoppers are guaranteed anonymity and could earn rewards for tips that solve cases.
According to a Union City Police Department report, the charges stem from a search warrant police executed at the suspects’ home on South Sixth Street after receiving information that they were allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine.
Police started gathering more information after receiving the tip and obtained information showing the suspects had allegedly purchased pseudoephedrine, one of the key components used in manufacturing the illegal drug meth.
Additional information gathered by police resulted in a search warrant being obtained for the residence at 419 South Sixth St. in Union City.
The search warrant was served Oct. 13 and a search conducted, but no one was home there at the time.
Among the items police located in the house were three one-gallon zip lock bags containing large amounts of meth oil and six one-pot meth labs, as well as zip lock bags, filters, digital scales, electronic surveillance, torches, tubing, rubber gloves, fans and a large amount of meth-manufacturing trash, according to the report.
Police also found children’s toys and clothing, along with a television that had a children’s program paused in the DVD player, leading them to believe there had been children in the residence recently.
The house was quarantined “due to the amount of meth that had been manufactured in the residence,” police reported.
Charges were placed on file for both Hernandez and Ms. Smith for the multiple counts of manufacturing methamphetamine and promotion of methamphetamine.
In addition, information gathered by police resulted in warrants being served on Kenneth Lee Moore, 27, also of 419 South Sixth St., for six counts of manufacturing methamphetamine and six counts of promotion of methamphetamine. He was taken into custody Oct. 22 when Union City police responded to an unrelated call on High School Drive.

Published in The Messenger 11.3.11

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