Volume 51, Number 29

eighteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, July 17, 2014

Burton arrested again on meth charges

Burton arrested again on meth chargesOver the past few months, the Pickett County Sheriff's Department has been investigating information of possible drug activity at 313 Ford Street, Circle View Apartments-Apt. 4B.
According to the arrest report, a search warrant was obtained on Wednesday, February 2nd and officers found an active lab in operation at the residence.
They also found a non-active lab in the attic.
Christopher L. Burton, 32, of 101 Adams Lane, was charged with Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Possession of Schedule II with Intent to Resale, Possession of Schedule IV with to resale, two counts of child endangerment, and six counts of Reckless Endangerment.
After taken into custody, Mr. Burton was searched and also charged with Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Institution. Mr. Burton was currently out on a $28,000 bond for Promotions of Methamphetamine, Simple Possession, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia from the November 11th, 2010 arrest.
Also arrested was Ashley N. (Moreland) Coe, 26, 313 Circle View Drive, charged with Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Possession of Schedule II with Intent to Resale, Possession of Schedule IV with intent to resale, two counts of child endangerment, six counts of reckless endangerment.
The investigating officers along with Sheriff Dowdy were Steve Wilber, Jeff Flowers, James Hammock, and Overton County Meth Task Officer Steve Ritz.

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