Trio arrested on meth related charges

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By Jennifer Caldwell

Last week’s lull in meth related activity proved to be short lived with the arrest of a trio found in possession of a number of items used in the drug’s manufacture. 

Discovery of the meth components began with a traffic stop by LaFollette Police Officers Pam Jarrett, John Baker and Joe Brown on Sunday afternoon.

When Jarrett stopped the car driven by Estel Virlon Evans, 27, of 921 South 8th Street, she confirmed he was driving on a revoked license, arrest records indicate.

After gaining permission to search the vehicle officers discovered Evans and passengers Christopher L. Wright, 34, of 308 Valley View Road, and David Dewayne Cooper, 24, of 1231 Long Hollow Road, had a number of meth components including lighter fluid, lithium batteries, coffee filters and 100 pseudophedrine tablets, LPD reports said.

Evans, Wright and Cooper were charged with promotion of meth manufacture and possession of drug paraphernalia. Evans received additional charges of driving on a revoked license and violation of the seatbelt law. 

All three men are scheduled to appear in court on March 27.