Detective Busts Pair On Meth-Related Charges

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Two men, one from Shelbyville and another from Manchester, were arrested on Dec. 18 on a variety of charges, including promotion of methamphetamine manufacture.

Cannon County Sheriff's Detective Matt Goney observed a brown GMC traveling westbound on Willard Road on Dec. 18. As he got behind the truck, Det. Goney observed both occupants acting in a nervous manner.

As Det. Goney began to activate his emergency equipment, the driver turned into a farm on the left side of the road. The farm is located where Willard Road turns into Bridge Road in Auburntown.

The passenger jumped out of the truck as if he were going to approach Det. Goney’s patrol unit, then took off running and jumped a fence leading to the pasture of the property. Det. Goney informed the passenger to stop several times, but the male subject failed to obey while continuing to run and shouting vulgar statements.

Det. Goney caught up with him and he was apprehended without incident. While walking the subject to his patrol unit, Det. Goney observed him to be extremely intoxicated on some type of stimulant.

Upon further investigation, items consisting of drug paraphernalia, pseudoephedrine powder, pseudoephedrine pills and finished product methamphetamine were located. Both individuals had the odor of cooking methamphetamine.

The truck along with currency was seized and taken to the sheriff’s department. Both individuals were transported to the Cannon County Jail without incident.

Michael Edward Muncy, 1979 Goosepond Rd., Manchester, the driver, was charged with promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, possession of drug paraphernalia, introducing contraband (marijuana) into a penal institution, and seat belt law violation. Total bond was set at $107, 500.

The passenger, Dustin Scott St. John, 208 Lorien Circle, Shelbyville, was charged with simple possession of a Schedule II drug, evading arrest, criminal impersonation, promotion of methamphetamine manufacture and seat belt law violation. Total bond was set at $111,500.

Initial court date for both men is Feb. 1.
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