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Dresden man arrested for meth

On Jan. 20 at 8:49 p.m., Deputy Gary Eddings with the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department attempted to stop a four-door passenger Ford Fusion on North Wilson Street in Dresden for a light law violation.

The vehicle continued south bound on North Wilson as Eddings had his blue lights on, and then it turned down West North Street and finally came to a stop behind the National Tobacco factory.

Eddings came into contact with the driver, 46-yearold Jamie Osteen, who stated that his license was suspended. After Eddings checked with dispatch, the computer check showed Osteen to have a long history of traffic violations and has not had his license since 2018.

While speaking with Osteen from the passenger’s window, Eddings noticed in plain view a sunglasses case that had a meth pipe inside. Eddings then asked Osteen if he had any meth on him or inside the vehicle and he stated yes.

Located inside the glasses case was two grams of meth, a glass meth pipe with white residue and a blow torch used to heat the meth up and smoke it.

Osteen is currently on probation out of Weakley County for prior meth charges.

Osteen was charged with possession of Schedule II, possession of drug paraphernalia meth related, driving on suspended license second offense and violation of light law. Osteen was transported to the jail and booked.

DISCLOSER: Information obtained came from the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department affidavit provided by Deputy Gary Eddings.

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