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Monteagle, Tracy City take down meth operation

Posted on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 10:57 am

Monteagle Police Department and Tracy City Police Department, working with the 12th Judicial Drug Task Force, made a huge impact on the methamphetamine traffic coming into Grundy County last week. Monteagle Police Chief Virgil McNeece and Tracy City Police Chief Charlie Wilder, who are members of the Drug Task Force, assisted in a search warrant and drug seizure that started in Grundy County and ended in Kimball.
Two hundred and seventy-eight grams of pure methamphetamine was seized along with cash, cars, and marijuana during the operation and at least six people were arrested.
Chief McNeese said, “Mark one down for the good guys. Today we have cut off a major supply of meth to our county.”
The methamphetamine trade is very lucrative and is usually transported from dealer to user in small amounts. The methamphetamine seized in this operation had a street value of over $30,000, and was allegedly going from the supplier to the dealers.
“It seems that a lot of meth is coming from the south from clandestine labs,” said Chief Wilder. “And the usual route of the drug traffickers is either Interstate 24 or Highway 41, which is Main Street for Tracy City and Monteagle and that was the route in this case.”
Meth is a powerful drug that destroys individuals, families and communities. Both Chief McNeece and Chief Wilder urge all citizens to help law enforcement combat this drug. If you see suspicious activity in your neighborhood or suspect drug activity, call the police.

Pictured: Tracy City Police Chief Charlie Wilder and Monteagle Police Chief Virgil McNeece are pictured with drugs procured during the drug bust.