Two sisters from Troy, Tenn. faced a Dyersburg judge last week after they were arrested for allegedly purchasing products to make meth.
Their arrest occurred on Wednesday, Nov. 21, as Dyersburg Police were doing surveillance at Long and Gibson Pharmacy on Parr Avenue and Tickle Street. The officers observed a green Honda Accord pull into the parking lot and registration check revealed it was from Troy, Tenn. in Obion County. After parking, a white female entered and purchased what they believed to be a box of psuedoephedrine.
The vehicle then went to Lowe's and then Dyersburg Square Shopping Center where the driver evasively turned onto Lake Road.
One of the officers spoke with the male subject and he reportedly admitted that someone had agreed to pay him $20 over what it cost to purchase drain cleaner. The officer reportedly found two strips of aluminum foil in the male subject's wallet, which had been used to consume narcotics.
Police say all of the subjects had agreed they had used meth in the past, but were sober at the moment. The officers determined the subjects were all working together to purchase products for the production of methamphetamine.
As the officers reportedly placed handcuffs on Tracy Eaves they noticed her chewing a plastic bag and made her spit it out. It reportedly contained 8-10 mg Lortab pills. These pills are typically prescription pills that contain hydrocodone. She also reportedly discarded a piece of aluminum foil which had been used to consume narcotics. Meth is frequently placed on the aluminum foil strips and smoked. A test of the foil indicated it contained the presence of amphetamine or methamphetamine.
The two sisters were arrested and taken to the Dyer County Jail. There were two children with the subjects and they were left in the custody of the male subject and the car was impounded.
Kelly Eaves was charged with promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, possession of Schedule III narcotics with intent to sell or deliver, and tampering with evidence. Tracy Eaves was charged with promotion of methamphetamine manufacture.
Tracy and Kelly Eaves appeared in front of Dyersburg City Judge Dean Dedmon on Friday. Kelly Eaves had posted her $5,000 bond, but Tracy Eaves was still incarcerated in the Dyer County Jail. Dedmon reduced her bond to $3,500 and bound the case over to the grand jury. Kelly Eaves was set to appear again in front of Dedmon on Jan. 7. The male suspect may possibly face charges at a later time.