Tennessee County Sees Biggest Meth Seizure Ever
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) – The West Tennessee Drug Task Force announced a major bankruptcy in Gibson County that resulted in the confiscation of 30 pounds of methamphetamines, along with other drugs.
Drug Task Force Director Johnie Carter said Madison County deputies stopped a Mercedes on Saturday night that smelled strongly of marijuana.
Carter said when deputies attempted to investigate further, the Mercedes sped off into the night.
Deputies then checked the registered address of the Mercedes. They called the Humboldt Police Department and information led them to a home in Humboldt, Gibson County.
Upon arriving home, officers made multiple observations that led them to call the West Tennessee Drug Task Force. Officers arrived quickly and found probable cause with a search warrant.
Carter said officers then served a search warrant and located drugs in the home as well as the vehicle parked outside.
The West Tennessee Drug Task Force, Humboldt Police Department and Madison County Sheriff’s Office said they seized 30 pounds of methamphetamine, 35 pounds of marijuana and 4 ounces of cocaine at this location.
Authorities said Shawna Hunt, 37, was arrested and charged with several drug-related crimes. She has since been released on $150,000 bail.
Law enforcement said they believe it was the largest meth seizure in the history of Humboldt, Gibson County and most likely the 28th Judicial District.
This is the second major drug seizure in recent weeks. In January, the West Tennessee Drug Task Force seized more than 20 pounds of fentanyl hidden in a fake fire extinguisher.
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