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Four Arrested, One Wanted after Meth Bust

By news@wbbjtv.com

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. – The arrest of a wanted fugitive reportedly resulted in a meth lab bust near a school.

According to a news release, members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force went to a home in the 2300-block of Beech Bluff Road to arrest Randy Lewis Cary, Wednesday. Cary was wanted on an outstanding Carroll County warrant for especially aggravated kidnapping and aggravated domestic assault.

Cary was located at the home and taken into custody. While Task Force Members were on the scene, police said probable cause was discovered and indicated that a methamphetamine lab was present in a vehicle on the property.

Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics Investigators were summoned to the scene and said a search of the suspect vehicle revealed precursors, reagents and equipment inside the vehicle.

When officers initially arrived on the scene, Ricky Peters allegedly fled the scene leaving four other persons present. Of the four, three were arrested and charged with the meth lab and the forth was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Peters is still being sought in connection with the lab. Because the property on Beech Bluff Road is within 1,000 feet of both Rose Hill Middle School and East Union Baptist Church, which contains a Day Care facility, additional charges were levied against the suspects.

Those arrested were:

Randy Lewis Cary, 41, of Huntingdon, TN was arrested on the Carroll County warrant and was transported from the scene to the Carroll County Jail where a hold will be placed on him to face Madison County charges of Initiation of Methamphetamine Manufacture and Violation of Drug-free School Zone.

Ashley Lachelle Hill, 25, of Madison County, was charged with Initiation of Methamphetamine Manufacture and Violation of Drug-free School Zone. She is currently being held at the Madison County Criminal Justice Complex where she awaits arraignment in Madison County General Sessions Court.

Whit Allen Waynick, 32, of Jackson, was charged Initiation of Methamphetamine Manufacture and Violation of Drug-free School Zone. He is currently being held at the Madison County Criminal Justice Complex where he awaits arraignment in Madison County General Sessions Court.

Misty Dawn Cross, 36, of Madison County, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Violation of Probation out of McNairy County and is to be transferred into their custody.


Richard “Ricky” Ladell Peters is still wanted in connection with the incident. He is described as a 34 year old white male, approximately 5’ 8” tall, weighing 175 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. Police said he frequents 2307 Beech Bluff Road, but his last known address was 710 Centerpoint Road in Reagan, TN. He is believed to be driving a red pick-up. He is wanted for Initiation of Methamphetamine Manufacture and Violation of Drug-free School Zone.

Anyone with additional information about this case, the whereabouts of Ricky Peters or any other drug activity can call the Jackson Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit at 731-424-6485 or CrimeStoppers at 731-424-8477.
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