Drug sweep in Obion Co. nets 3 pounds of ‘ice’ meth, more than $50K cash

OBION COUNTY, Tenn. — Authorities recovered about three and a half pounds of ice methamphetamine and more than $52,000 in a Monday drug operation. The investigation was led by the 27th Judicial Drug Task Force and resulted in the arrests of Larry Junior Dotson, Edward Lee Henry, Robert Eugene Hopper and Dana Christina Miller. According to a release from the task force, investigators found Henry, of Joiner, Ark., at a known buy location in Obion. Investigators discovered three packages containing more than three pounds of ice methamphetamine hidden in grass behind the vehicle Henry was driving, according to the release. Dotson, of Hornbeak, was seen driving away from the scene and was detained a short time later near Hornbeak with more than $7,000 cash, the release states. Hopper, of Fulton, Ky., was found at Miller’s residence in Trimble by deputies with the Obion County Sheriff’s Department and agents with the task force. Miller gave deputies permission to search the property where they found a camouflage bag containing four glass pipes, a set of digital scales, plastic bags and about $113 cash, according to the release. Investigators then searched the backyard of the residence and found a bag concealed behind a tree containing more than $45,000 cash, the release states. Dotson, Henry, Hopper and Miller all are charged with criminal conspiracy to possess schedule II methamphetamine. Henry also is charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance with intent to manufacture, deliver or sell. Dotson, Henry and Miller each is being held in lieu of a $500,000 bond. Hopper is being held in lieu of a $1 million bond.

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