Volume 53, Number 42

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Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, October 20, 2016

Pickett County Sheriff's Department continuing several drug and theft investigations

Pickett County Sheriff
The Pickett County Sheriff's Department have made several arrests during drug and theft investigations.
On October 8th, Pickett County's Sheriff's Deputy Malcolm Johnson was patrolling Highway 111 and made a routine traffic stop that resulted in drug charges.
During the traffic stop, Deputy Johnson noticed the subjects behavior and received consent from the driver to search vehicle.
Sheriff Dana Dowdy, Chief Deputy Steve Wilber and Deputy Brandon Koger assisted in the search of the vehicle and what appeared to be a meth lab was found.
Carolyn Guffey, 45, of Albany, was charged with promotion to manufacture methamphetamine. Richard Smith, 41, of Albany, was charged with promotion to manufacture methamphetamine. Ronnie Beaty, 40, of Albany, was charged with promotion to manufacture methamphetamine.
During an ongoing theft investigation, another subject is believed to have involvement with the recent stolen property from Pickett County that was recovered in Fentress County. Michelle Reagan, 25, of Jamestown, was charged with theft over $1,000.
Over the past several months, the sheriff's department has recovered stolen items belonging to Pickett County residents such as a 4-wheeler in Cheatam County, televisions in Putnam County, guns in Fentress County.
There are many ongoing drug and theft investigations being conducted by the Pickett County Sheriff's Department. Sheriff Dowdy said, "We will continue to fight the drug problem here in Pickett County, which consists mostly of manufacturing meth and selling prescription drugs. Sometimes the investigations can take several months or even years to result in indictments for these individuals. We have zero drug tolerance and the community is a big part in helping with investigations. We intend to keep our county a safe place to live for the children and citizens."
If anyone has information of possibly illegal drug activity, or see's any suspicious activity please contact Sheriff Dowdy at 1-931-864-3210. Any information given will be kept confidential.


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