Drug Task Force Makes Meth Busts in Gibson Co.
GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. - The West Tennessee Drug Task Force said it has been busy this week working methamphetamine related investigations in Gibson County.
According to a news release, officers from both Gibson and Dyer Counties made their first bust late Monday night, after searching a home along Stafford Road, near Newbern.
They arrested and charged Scottie Ables with possession with intent to sell a schedule II controlled substance.
The task force said Ables was already on state and federal probation.
Wednesday, agents said they searched a home on Wingo Street in Bradford.
Jesse and Nicole Gapen, both 30, are charged with the following:
1. PROMOTION OF METHAMPHETAMINE MANUFACTURING
2. POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
3. POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE WITH INTENT TO SELL
4. INITIATION OF A PROCESS TO MANUFACTURE METHAMPHETAMINE
5. CONSPIRACY TO MANUFACTURE METHAMPHETAMINE
6. CHILD NEGLECT AND ENDANGERMENT
7. POSSESSION OF A FIREARM DURING COMMISSION OF A FELONY
The task force said the Bradford meth lab brings the number of labs found in Tennessee this year to 351.