2 facing drug charges
Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 4:54 pm
The Messenger, June 3, 2013
An Obion County man and woman are being held in the Obion County Law Enforcement Complex and were scheduled to be arraigned at 1 p.m. today in General Sessions Court after being arrested on drug-related charges late Saturday night by the Obion County Sheriff’s Department.
Daryl Lee Barber, 51, of 3269 Bud O. Yates Road, southwest of Obion, and Tracy Mae Bailey, 50, of the same address, are facing charges of possession of a Schedule II substance (methamphetamine), simple possession of a Schedule VI substance (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
She is also facing a charge of tampering with evidence, according to Chief Deputy Kent Treece.
He told The Messenger today the local sheriff’s department received a tip by the Dyer County Sheriff’s Department about possible meth activity at the residence. Deputies from both departments arrived at the residence shortly before midnight Saturday night and noticed a plastic bag with a white residue believed to be meth in plain view.
There was also a strong odor of ammonia, associated with meth, at the residence, according to Treece.
Deputies were given permission to search the residence and discovered a cigarette box containing a substance believed to be marijuana.
During their interview with the two individuals, Ms. Bailey attempted to swallow the plastic bag, but deputies were able to retrieve the bag. During their search, deputies also found aluminum foil with suspected meth residue in the kitchen area, according to Treece.
In an unrelated incident, Treece said the local sheriff’s department is investigating a vandalism incident that occurred around the middle of last week at the Mill Creek watershed. Kaitlin Risse of Hickman, Ky., reported her 1999 white Pontiac Grand Am was parked at the watershed and when she went to retrieve her vehicle Thursday morning the windshield, back window and two side windows were broken out. Nothing was reported missing from the vehicle, but the window damage was estimated at $1,000.
Anyone with information about the vandalism incident is encouraged to contact the Obion County Sheriff’s Department at 885-5832.