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Two arrested after bag found in backyard containing meth-making items

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Dyer County Sheriff's deputies have two suspects in custody in connection with an alleged meth lab found last week in a bag in a backyard on Palmer Street in Dyersburg.

Ashley Hogeland, 24, 4710 Highway 104 West, Dyersburg, Tenn., and Jeremy Spain, 30, 1107 Ridgeway, Dyersburg, Tenn., are both charged with initiating methamphetamine manufacture.

The incident leading up to their arrest occurred on Jan. 16 when Dyer County Sheriff's Inv. Stoney Hughes received information about a possible meth lab inside a bag in a backyard on Palmer Street in Dyersburg. Around the time Hughes received the information about the alleged meth lab, Dyer County Sheriff's Sgt. Heath Walker and Deputy Matthew Funderburk performed a traffic stop on Spain and Hogeland. With no evidence at the time to detain the subjects, they were released from the scene, but officers did notice Hogeland did not have any shoes on.

At short time later, the officers went to a residence on Ridgeway Street and a female stated to them Spain and an unknown female pushed their way into her residence and asked her to hide a bag emitting a strong chemical odor.

The officers found the bag in the backyard of 1100 Palmer St., along with a pair of female shoes.

The bag contained multiple items used in the production of meth, including a gas generator.

The officers determined the unknown female, described by the witness, was Hogeland and issued a warrant for her arrest. She was arrested on Jan. 17. Spain had a warrant issued for his arrest and he ultimately turned himself in on Thursday, Jan. 24.

The items from the bag were turned over to the Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force for disposal.

Spain is being held in the Dyer County Jail with a bond of $60,000. Hogeland also remains in jail with a $30,000 bond. Both suspects are scheduled to appear in Dyer County General Sessions Court on Thursday, Jan. 31.

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legalize pot, and redirect all the money used to arrest, try, convict, and imprison pot heads, towards putting a permanent stop to meth in dyer county.

-- Posted by movingfaraway on Thu, Jan 24, 2013, at 8:34 PM

Do something about all the meth use and get them off the streets. Don't just keep catching and release. That might be why you keep arresting so many, the same ones over and over.

-- Posted by maintenancherry on Fri, Jan 25, 2013, at 10:08 AM

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