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Drug charges alleged against Tennessee couple

Crimes related to the manufacture or distribution of drugs are a serious concern in many cities across the nation. The possibility of being charged with a crime could be increased if authorities suspect that children have been put at risk. A couple living in Tennessee is now facing drug charges after authorities allegedly found drug components in the home which one of the defendants shared with his grandchildren. 

On Feb. 12, police received and responded to a tip that there was possibly drug-related activity going on in the  defendants' home. When authorities arrived at the scene and before searching the home, they met the two defendants, a man and his girlfriend, and the first defendant's four grandchildren. After searching the home, police claim to have found materials and ingredients used to make methamphetamine in one of the bedrooms. These materials are supposedly used in what is sometimes referred to as the "one-pot" cooking method. 

Both adults were arrested. The first defendant, the children's grandfather, now faces charges including the initiation of the process to result in the manufacture of methamphetamine; maintaining a dwelling for the use, manufacture or distribution of drugs; possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia; and child endangerment. His girlfriend has also been charged with maintaining a dwelling for the use, manufacture or distribution of drugs. 

Over the last several years, people have found new ways to make drugs like methamphetamine. This includes finding cheap or relatively easy-to-acquire ingredients. People in Tennessee who, like these defendants, are facing drug charges could benefit from seeking the help of an attorney.

Source: wjhl.com, "Two Arrested on Methamphetamine Related Charges", Zach Brown, Feb. 14, 2018

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