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Sheriff's dept. makes several arrests on meth-related charges

Friday, November 9, 2012

Several suspects are being held in the Dyer County Jail after recent arrests by the Dyer County Sheriff's Dept. on meth-related charges.

On Nov. 2, Erin Fowler, 29, 1843 Harris St., Dyersburg, Tenn., was charged with initiating methamphetamine manufacture. On that date, sheriff's deputies went to her residence to enquire about a wanted subject and the alleged production of methamphetamine. Fowler answered the door and was asked by the deputies if they could search the residence for the wanted subject. Fowler stated they could, but she had two big dogs inside that she would have to put up. After several minutes passed, the deputies again knocked on the door and Fowler opened it and deputies noticed a cloud of smoke and strong odor associated with the manufacturing of meth. Fowler was removed from the residence for her safety and read her rights. Fowler reportedly stated to the officers she and someone else had cooked meth the previous night, but would not say who the other person was and that she needed extra money for bills.

After deputies were able to get a search warrant they found three alleged meth labs and a gas generator. They also found several items used in the production of the drug. Fowler was decontaminated at the scene by the Dyersburg Fire Dept. and taken to the Dyer County Jail where she is being held on a $10,000 bond.

On Nov. 1, Larry Clutts, 43, 174 Carter Lane, Dyersburg, Tenn., and Krystal Gallahaire, 31, 264 Denton St., Tigrett, Tenn., were taken into custody by sheriff's deputies on meth-related charges. Clutts was charged with initiating methamphetamine manufacture and Gallahaire was charged with promotion of methamphetamine manufacture.

On that date, deputies went to Gallahaire's residence in Tigrett after receiving information the two were possibly cooking meth. When they arrived they noticed Gallahaire walking out of a shed in the backyard. They began speaking with her after noticing a strong odor associated with the manufacturing of the meth. Soon, Clutts emerged from the shed and he was immediately placed under arrest for a failure to appear warrant from Dyersburg Police. After gaining consent to search the shed from Gallahaire, deputies found an alleged meth lab, described as a "one pot shake lab". She was taken into custody as well and both were transported the Dyer County Jail.

Gallahaire was released on Monday after posting a $6,000 bond. Clutts remains in jail on a $15,000 bond.

On Oct. 26, Danielle Murphy, 29, listed as homeless, and Stephen Long, 30, 101 Tar Hill Road, Dyersburg, Tenn., were charged with initiating methamphetamine manufacture. Sheriff's deputies were given information on Oct. 26 that the two were allegedly purchasing products to make methamphetamine and were at Long's residence. The officers arrived and found the two suspects outside by a Jeep belonging to Murphy. Inside the Jeep, one of the officers found a reported active meth lab. The suspects were arrested and the Jeep was seized for the manufacturing of methamphetamine and being used in the transportation of meth precursors. Long is being held in the Dyer County Jail on a $15,000 bond. Murphy also remains in jail with a $12,000 bond.

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Hats off to all officers Great work!

-- Posted by chief_ty20 on Fri, Nov 9, 2012, at 8:08 AM

Bet Danielle wishes she had stayed with her husband! At least he doesn't make Meth and will work and take care of his kids!!!

-- Posted by christmasbooyans on Fri, Nov 9, 2012, at 9:10 AM

Meth addicts don't care about a job or their kids or anything else for that matter! Long is such a loser and apparently she is too! Sad!

-- Posted by crisrob on Fri, Nov 9, 2012, at 9:19 AM

Good news for Danielle: she's no longer homeless. She will have a nice warm cell, three squares a day, free medical care and cable TV, courtesy of taxpayers.

-- Posted by Dude2010 on Fri, Nov 9, 2012, at 11:07 AM

There isn't cable tv in the Dyer County Jail. She's facing prison time, but more than likely she'll get rehab or drug court or something similar if this is her first charge.

-- Posted by Kurlyloks on Fri, Nov 9, 2012, at 1:46 PM

This town is becoming full of a bunch of meth-head junkies. How pathetic. All these people need their kids taken away and to go to prision for a while. I hate paying for their free living but at least they can't expose the children or anyone else to that mess.

-- Posted by chaynes3 on Fri, Nov 9, 2012, at 1:57 PM

why doesn't the state gazette show us the mug shots of everyone accused of a crime? these people making this stuff should be taken from the streets, but if it is as readily available as all these multiple arrest leads one to think; they're only getting about 1/10th of the people doing it, there must be a better way to control it. no positive answer here. good police work, but how bout the d a recommendation to the court system. from the way it seems, people are hooked on the stuff after the first try. just never try that stuff!!!

-- Posted by closerlook on Fri, Nov 9, 2012, at 2:02 PM

wonder if they have ever seen a long term user of this stuff. they have rotted out teeth, their noses look like the have grafted on skin. their faces get all full of lumps and bumps. they are a mess. look like they belong on the "living dead" show.

-- Posted by seniorcomment on Fri, Nov 9, 2012, at 6:25 PM

hey Senior, they are already there...cris comment hit the nail on the head...

-- Posted by DMASE on Sat, Nov 10, 2012, at 12:34 AM

it saddens me to know that people use that stuff if they know what it does to you. it is so sad . lets all keep praying .

-- Posted by toughlove on Sat, Nov 10, 2012, at 10:54 PM

I agree with you all, But Isn't it amazing that all these people are smart enough to know that any one of the ingredients for meth will kill you...

I mean, they know not to drink drain cleaner, sniff Anhydrous Ammonia, eat battery acid... Any one of these will give you a high, but the high is terminal... So why would they do this to themselves... If you know there is no cure for this addiction, that there is a 95% chance you are going to be doing this to yourself till you die from it... Why would you start in the first place???

I mean it's like jumping out of an airplane for the first time, that is a rush that can't be matched, other then doing it without a parachute... But I'm smart enough to know that the landing is gonna kill me...

-- Posted by Elvin Patch on Mon, Nov 12, 2012, at 8:46 AM

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