South Side HS Teacher and Four Others Charged with Making Meth
MEDINA, Tenn. - Five people including a South Side High School teacher and coach are jailed in Gibson County and accused of making methamphetamine.
According to a news release, agents of the West Tennessee Violent Crime and Drug Task Force with assistance from Jackson/Madison County Narcotics Unit and the Medina Police Department, executed a search warrant on Wednesday evening at a home in the 100 block of Juno Cove in Medina.
The home belongs to Wesley Adam Hayes, 30, who is a teacher at South Side High School and an assistant football coach. School board officials said Hayes has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the investigation.
Officials said that an agent for the West Tennessee Drug Task Force has been investigating activity at this address for several weeks.
Five people were arrested at the residence. They are identified as:
1. Wesley Adam Hayes – 30 years old – Medina Tn
2. Michelle Leigh Dean – 28 years old- Jackson Tn
3. Matthew Hunt McNeal – 30 years old – Jackson Tn
4. Eugene Lee Mestan – 31 years old – Nashville Tn
5. Daniel Shane Arrington –40 years old – Jackson Tn
Agents reported they recovered evidence of methamphetamine manufacturing and drug paraphernalia at the residence.
All five were charged with Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Initiation of a process intended to produce Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Wesley Adam Hayes has an additional charge of Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing
All five will be scheduled to be arraigned before Judge Agee of Gibson County/ Humboldt General Sessions Court.