Trio nabbed in multi-drug case

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Sheriff Darrell Young, from left, Reserve Deputy Roger Young, Deputy Jordan McGee, Sgt. Melanie McCormick and Investigator Brandon Gullett display some of the meth makings taken during the raid.

A trio of suspects was arrested by the Cannon County Sheriff's Department on meth related charges.

Arrested were Rodney William Lack, Twila Kay Lack and James David Hopkins at a home on Jim Cummings Highway.
Investigator Brandon Gullett had received information that the Lacks were manufacturing meth-amphetamine at their home.

This tip prompted a check of the NPLEX registry which revealed both Rodney and Twila Lack had been purchasing medicines containing pseudo on a regular basis at several pharmacies located in Murfreesboro.

"I ran a criminal history check on both Rodney William Lack and Twila Kay Lack. I then found that Twila Kay Lack had been charged with promotion of methamphetamine manufacture in April of 2010 by Officer John Fesmire with the Woodbury Police Department," Gullett said.

The officer then obtained a copy of the police report from Chief Kevin Mooneyham stating Mrs. Lack had been in possession of lithium batteries, cold packs and other necessary items to manufacture meth.

Gullett then got a search warrant for the Lack residence. Sheriff Darrell Young had been parked across the street watching the home.

Joining Gullett to serve the warrant were Deputy Jordan McGee, Reed Bryson, Sgt. Melanie McCormick and Reserve Deputy Roger Young.

Gullett was met at the front door by Lack and a small child, between 5 and 6 years old. They were moved to the front porch and a search of the home began. Gullett and Sgt. McCormick discovered a female suspect, identified as Twila Lack, in the master bedroom. She was ordered to the front porch as well.

A second male suspect, later identified as James David Hopkins, was discovered in the master bathroom holding a one-pot meth lab.

"I ordered the white male subject to place the bottle on the ground and put his hands up," Gullett said.

The subject was then cuffed and led to the front porch with the Lacks.

The Tennessee Meth and Pharmaceutical Task Force was called as was the Tennessee Department of Children Services. The child was placed in custody of Children Services and removed from the scene.

Gullett and Deputy McGee then conducted an inspection of the home discovering various amounts of drug paraphernalia including rolling papers, a marijuana pipe, and a small quantity of a green leafy substance.

The Lacks were charged with manufacture of meth, maintaining a dwelling, possession of Schedule II, possession of Schedule VI and aggravated child abuse.

Hopkins was charged with manufacture of meth, possession of Schedule II, possession of Schedule VI and aggravated child abuse.

A Feb. 11 hearing is scheduled in General Sessions Court.

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