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Routine calls turn to drug busts

Published: 9:30 AM, 02/11/2013 Last updated: 9:32 AM, 02/11/2013

Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate

Madisonville and Sweetwater Police both had routine calls turn into drug related busts Tuesday.

Madisonville Patrolman David Wear said he saw a silver Mitsubishi run the red light at the intersection of Main and College streets Tuesday night and pulled the car over.

The driver of the car, Russell Tallent, couldn't provide proof of insurance, but did give permission to search his car.

While looking through the vehicle, Wear said he found lithium batteries, lighter fuel, foil and rubber hosing, items that can be used in the making of methamphetamine.

Wear said an investigation revealed the items were packaged to be sold for other illegal items. Tallent, Red Bud Drive, Sweetwater, was charged with promoting the manufacture of methamphetamine.

See full story in the Sunday, Feb. 10, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.

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