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#1 Nov 17, 2009
ROGERSVILLE — Hawkins County deputies searching for a suspect wanted for allegedly selling methamphetamine instead found meth lab components and firearms at the residence of a convicted drug felon.
Deputies received a tip that Amy Bradley, who is wanted on a charge of delivery of meth, was staying at the residence of Danny Ralph Carpenter, 55, 1030 Carroll Road, Mooresburg.
Deputies had also received complaints of meth manufacturing activity at Carpenter’s residence.
About 10 p.m. Wednesday, deputies with the HCSO Narcotics Unit knocked on Carpenter’s door, which was answered by Carpenter.
Carpenter denied that Bradley was in the residence, although deputies did see a woman inside.
Police said Carpenter agreed to allow deputies inside to confirm Bradley wasn’t there.
During the search, deputies allegedly found items associated with meth manufacturing inside the residence including starter fluid cans, lithium batteries, propane torches and cut straws.
A rifle and a shotgun were also observed behind the door, officers said.
Following the search, deputies asked Carpenter about the items found in his residence, and he allegedly admitted there was also a small amount of meth inside in a plastic film canister on the kitchen counter, which deputies then seized.
A second, more thorough search of the residence allegedly revealed several crack pipes, digital scales, baggies, syringes and other items associated with narcotics.
Deputies also found two rifles and a shotgun. A background check revealed Carpenter to have previous felony drug convictions, police said.
Deputies also seized pseudoephedrine pills from a safe in the residence and a large amount of ammonia nitrate from a barn, including a full 50-gallon drum.
Although Bradley wasn’t found at the residence, deputies did arrest Carpenter’s female guest, Thelma Beth Trent, 30, of New Tazewell, who was charged with possession of Schedule II narcotics and possession of Schedule II narcotics for a crack pipe she allegedly had in her pocket and pills she allegedly had in her car.
Carpenter was charged with manufacturing meth, possession of meth, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and maintaining a dwelling where narcotics are housed or sold.
Carpenter will be arraigned Nov. 30 in sessions court, and Trent was scheduled for a Dec. 2 arraignment
#2 Nov 17, 2009
Maybe these are the people who stole the "Port O John" out of the animal park.
#3 Nov 17, 2009
Lets pray for them that took the potty. They may have the squirts.
#4 Nov 17, 2009
I knew him he was a great person he had a grand baby on the way it is a boy i cant believe that person caused him to go to jail he wasnt hurting anyone but himself
#5 Dec 8, 2009
Does anyone know charges related to the named individuals, or what happened in court
#6 Dec 8, 2009
Who caused him to go to jail?????? Duh?!!!? Im not sure where Peck, MI is, but there must be a very shallow gene pool there..This guy sounds like a really nice guy that could give two shits if he's about to become a grandfather!!!!!
#7 Dec 8, 2009
I know Danny very well...and he is a good person...He was just around a lot of people he shouldn't have been around that got him into stuff he shouldn't have. He is paying for what he did...don't start on him or his family.
#8 Dec 10, 2009
noone is starting on him. But it is ridiculous to say that someone caused him to go to jail, or get in trouble. He caused it himself. I have made mistakes and done things I shouldn't have, and It was my fault..I hate it for him, but he is in a world of shit...he needed the port-o-let.
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