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Ten Arrested, One Wanted in Pseudoephedrine Bust

By 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

Metro Narcotics agents have arrested nearly a dozen people from West Tennessee.

Each is accused of purchasing pseudoephedrine products for the purchase of making meth.

On Wednesday, the Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit conducted an operation to target people purchasing pseudoephedrine at area pharmacies and not over-the-counter.

Investigators said a total of 10 people were arrested and one more is being sought in connection with the resulting investigation.

Cases developed include promotion of meth manufacture and drug or drug paraphernalia possession.

In addition to the pseudoephedrine products, investigators said amounts of meth, morphine and drug paraphernalia were recovered.

Here is a list of those charged in the case:

Laura Elizabeth Parker, age 24, of 17 Ester Cove in Jackson was charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacture, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Tampering with Evidence and Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Facility. She was arraigned in Madison County General Sessions Court and is being held in lieu of a $10,000 bond.

Sean Dillon Henley, age 19, of 54 Monroe Street in Jackson was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was arraigned in Madison County General Sessions Court and is being held on these charges as well as an outstanding Probation Violation.

Banthony Tyrone Simmons, age 36, of 1415 Terry Road in Huntingdon, TN was charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacture. He was arraigned in Jackson City Court and is being held in lieu of a $10,000 bond.

Kevin J. Pruitt, age 37, of 7940 Terry Road in Huntingdon, TN was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was arraigned in Jackson City Court and is currently free after posting a $10,000 bond.

Michael Lynn Kirkland, age 39, of 11668 Hwy 412 West in Linden, TN was charged with Possession of Morphine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was arraigned in Madison County General Sessions Court and was released from custody.

Elijah David Sellers, age 25, of 206 North Colonial Extended in Milan, TN was charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacture. He was arraigned in Madison County General Sessions Court and is being held in lieu of a $10,000 bond.

Chase McLean Dennis, age 24, of 2555 Old Finger Road in Finger, TN was charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacture. He was arraigned in Jackson City Court and is being held in lieu of a $10,000 bond.

Eric Bradley Fesmire, age 33, of 2555 Old Finger Road in Finger, TN was charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacture. He was arraigned in Jackson City Court and was released after posting a $10,000 bond.

Skyler Chassity Gunn, age 19, of 2555 Old Finger Road in Finger, TN was charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacture. She was arraigned in Jackson City Court and is being held in lieu of a $10,000 bond.

Jason Chadwick Fesmire, age 33, of 117 West Third Street in Henderson, TN was charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacture. He was arraigned in Jackson City Court and is being held in lieu of a $10,000 bond.

Investigators are seeking Tracey Lee Chambliss in connection with this investigation. She is a 29 year old, white female with blonde hair and blue eyes. She is approximately 5' 5" tall and weighs approximately 125 pounds.

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