Drug charges levied
Posted: Monday, January 28, 2013 4:00 pm
The Messenger, January 28, 2013
Several area residents were recently arrested on methamphetamine and other drug charges by the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department’s criminal investigation division after the serving of search warrants.
Among those arrested Jan. 17 were Phillip Duane Morgan, 45, Tobey Elaine Morgan, 34, and Seth Lee Morgan, 20, all of 3779 State Line Road, Dukedom, who were charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following the execution of search warrant, according to a Weakley County Sheriff’s Department news release.
In addition, Phillip Morgan and Tobey Morgan were charged with promotion of meth manufacture after a check of cold tablet purchase logs showed the pair allegedly bought 32 times in 2012 and made a purchase several days before the meth was found in their home.
In a separate incident Jan. 8, Christopher Wayne Jones, 35, of 301 Old Bethel Road in Weakley County and Donna Faye Copeland, 35, of Fulton were both arrested and charged with manufacture of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine after a search warrant was served at the Jones home, located near the state line on Palmersville Highway 89.
A news release issued Friday by Weakley County sheriff’s investigator Randall McGowan reported Jones allegedly had parts of the meth lab in his hand when he opened the door as deputies drove up to the house. Ms. Copeland was in the house where the rest of the lab was located.
In addition, two more people were charged with drug-related offenses after they drove up to the house while deputies were there. Anthony Daniel Travis, 22, was charged with possession of meth after he was allegedly found to have baggies of meth in his pants pockets and Dakota J. Doughty, 20, of Wingo, Ky., was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of Schedule II prescription pill after the items were allegedly found in his vehicle, according to the sheriff’s department news release.