Arrest made in multi-county meth investigation

Lawrence County Sheriff John Myers said Monday that an arrest has been made in connection with a long-term, multi-county drug investigation that began in early November, during which a large amount of methamphetamine was seized.

The investigation began on November 8, 2018 when sheriff’s deputies seized some seven pounds of methamphetamine from thirty-six year old Nathan Jeffery Henderson of 182 Peach Tree Circle, Cleveland, Tennessee.

Also seized was a large amount of property, including Henderson’s vehicle. Myers said that the investigation spanned counties from Chattanooga to Memphis. Since the initial seizure, investigators with multiple agencies have continued to follow leads in the case.

On Friday, investigators requested that Henderson meet them at the sheriff’s department under the pretext that he would be allowed to retrieve some of his property.

Once he arrived he was placed under arrest on charges stemming from the initial seizure.During a search subsequent to his arrest, deputies found that Henderson had a loaded handgun and approximately ½ gram of meth inside of his vehicle. As a result of both incidents,

Henderson was incarcerated at the Lawrence County Detention Center on charges of possession of Schedule II narcotics (meth), unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of Schedule II narcotics (meth) for the purpose of resale.

Bond on the charges totaled $160,000. Investigation in the case is continuing at the current time.




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