Meth suspects bound over
Posted: Friday, December 3, 2010 9:09 pm
Eight defendants arrested Nov. 23 during a meth lab raid on Wade Wiley Road near Union City have been bound over to the February term of the Obion County grand jury.
A preliminary hearing for all eight suspects was held Thursday morning at the Obion County Courthouse. The hearing lasted nearly an hour in General Sessions Court.
The suspects in the case were charged by the 27th Judicial District Drug Task Force following their arrests at a residence at 1849 Wade Wiley Road. The case against the suspects originated from a routine traffic stop on Walker Tanner Road, just southwest of Union City.
As a result of that traffic stop, officers with the local drug task force testified Thursday they went to the Wade Wiley Road residence where they encountered the eight suspects in the case. Retrieved from the residence were precursory ingredients and equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine, as well as the finished product.
After hearing testimony from the two main agents involved in the meth lab raid, General Sessions Judge Jimmy Smith bound the case over to the February term of the grand jury.
Those who were bound over included Mark Randall Hinson, 47, Eric Scott Hinson, 31, Dalton Trey Hinson, 24, Darlene Donnell, 45, Elizabeth Kay Ward, 28, and Lara Moshia Ward, 31, all of Union City; and Laura Wynette Evans, 36, and Martie Nacole Hamlin, 38, both of Eaton.
Each of those arrested by DTF officers was charged with promotion of manufacture of methamphetamine, manufacture of a Schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). Each of the charges is a Class B felony.
All but Ms. Donnell were escorted to court Thursday from the Obion County Law Enforcement Complex by deputies. Ms. Donnell made her $10,000 bond, while the other seven suspects remained in jail on $50,000 bonds.
Published in The Messenger 12.3.10
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