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.