Drug Task Force arrest six in methamphetamine sweep

From Staff Reports

   MOUNTAIN CITY -- The First Judicial District Drug Task Force has arrested six people on various drug charges in Johnson County and Mountain City, according to DTF Director Kenneth Phillips.
   Arrests began on October 2 when DTF agents who had a residence under surveillance when Terry Davis, 326 Industrial Drive, Mountain City, was reportedly seen leaving the residence, according to the report issued by Phillips.
   Task Force agents authorized Tennessee Highway Patrol officers to stop Davis' vehicle where drug agents allegedly found a methamphetamine lab inside the vehicle.
   Davis was arrested on charges of theft under $500, possession of drug paraphernalia, attempting to manufacture Schedule II drugs, and possession of Schedule II narcotics. He was released after posting a $71,500 bond, DTF reported.
   On Oct. 7, officers with the Mountain City Police Department stopped a vehicle carrying three men. Police allegedly observed a methamphetamine lab in the truck and DTF agents were notified.
   William Reece, 1817 Old Watauga River Road, Sugar Grove, N.C., was arrested on charges of criminal trespassing, possession of drug paraphernalia, and manufacturing Schedule II narcotics. He is being held in the Johnson County Jail under a $43,000 bond.
   John Jennings, 4108 Highway 67, Mountain City, was arrested on charges of criminal trespassing, possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacturing Schedule II narcotics, and unlawful carrying of a weapon. He is being held in Johnson County Jail under a $45,000 bond.
   Arlie Coffee, 4842 Meatcamp Road, Todd, N.C., was arrested on charges of criminal trespassing, possession of drug paraphernalia, and manufacturing Schedule II narcotics. He is being held in Johnson County Jail under a $43,000 bond.
   Agents later obtained a search warrant for 2137 Berry Branch Road in Mountain City where two additional arrests were made.
   Gregory Norris, 1887 Shingletown Road, Mountain City, was arrested on charges of criminal trespassing, possession of drug paraphernalia, and manufacturing Schedule II narcotics.He is being held in Johnson County Jail under a $43,000 bond.
   Susan Crosswhite, 2137 Berry Branch Road was arrested on charges of manufacturing Schedule II and aggravated child abuse and neglect after a methamphetamine lab was allegedly found in her residence. She is jailed under a $50,000 bond.
   All six subjects were arraigned Wednesday in Johnson County General Sessions Court.