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Four suspects arrested after alleged meth lab found

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Dyersburg Police arrested four suspects early Friday morning after an alleged meth lab was found inside a residence at the Royal Holida Trailer Park on St. John Ave.

Scotty Forsythe, 53; Angela Wilcox, 29; Jereme McPherson, 41; and Sherron Evans, 37, are all charged with initiating methamphetamine manufacture.

Police were made aware of the suspects after an anonymous call came in to police dispatch describing a chemical smell coming from a trailer on Lot No. 10 of the trailer park. Police arrived around 6 a.m. and knocked on the door of the trailer. After approximately five minutes, Forsythe and his girlfriend Wilcox came to the door. The officers were given permission to search the trailer by Forsythe and they found Evans and McPherson asleep in separate rooms. While one of the officers was searching the bedroom he reportedly found a drawstring bag containing the components of a working meth lab.

The residents of the trailer were then evacuated and the residence was secured until the certified meth officer J.D. Cantu arrived on the scene.

Wilcox reportedly told police Evans had brought the bag to the residence and she was helping Evans cook a batch of meth because she was low on cash. Evans reportedly told police she found the bag in a travel trailer on First Street in Evansville.

All four suspects remain in the Dyer County Jail after their appearance in front of Dyersburg City Judge Dean Dedmon. Forsythe was given a $50,000 bond. Wilcox was given a bond of $30,000. McPherson was given a bond of $25,000. And Evans was not given a bond and was also charged with failure to appear. The case is still under investigation and the suspects are set to appear in court again on Sept. 28.

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meth is a serious problem, but is this all the police know how to do? of course, they set up speed traps near the mall and out on i-155 (of all places).

-- Posted by closerlook on Tue, Sep 25, 2012, at 10:55 AM

Oh yeah I'm low on cash so let me make some poison and sell to people. Are people really this stupid? In this day and age why help your fellow man when you can lead him down a dangerous path and hooked on crap just so you have a few dollars in your pocket.

-- Posted by county mom on Tue, Sep 25, 2012, at 8:08 PM

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