A Sweetwater man was arrested May 9 after a search of his house reportedly turned up various suspected narcotics, money and guns.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Narcotics Agent Dalton Rinehart said he and officers from the Sweetwater and Madisonville police departments and the 10th Judicial Drug Task Force served search warrants on homes on Inman Road and First Street, both belonging to Jamey Lynn Upton.

Rinehart said when they arrived at the First Street address, they saw Upton run into a garage on the property and lock himself in.

Rinehart said Upton eventually came out and a search of the houses turned up three large bags of suspected meth and 24 smaller bags of suspected meth.

A search of a Wave Runner allegedly turned up 15 grams of a brown, powder substance believed to be heroin. Rinehart also said two guns and several thousand dollars in cash were found on the two properties.

Upton, 43, was charged with possession of meth over 300 grams for resale, possession of Heroin for resale, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

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