Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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March 30, 2010

Speeding vehicle nets arrests; meth lab components

A speeding vehicle that attracted the attention of a sheriff's deputy on patrol resulted in a traffic stop that netted two arrests and the seizure of components commonly used in the clandestine manufacture of methamphetamine.

Timothy Wayne DeBord, 47, 455 Barnwell Rd., Crab Orchard, is charged with promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine. DeBord's bond was set at $10,000.

Mary Ann Austin, 40, 288 Whittenburg Rd., is charged with promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine and resisting arrest. Bond for her was set at $11,000. Both are to appear in General Sessions Court on March 29.

Deputy Al Seitner was traveling on Hwy. 70 E near Crab Orchard when he observed a black Dodge Dakota traveling 74 mph in a 55 mph zone. He stopped the vehicle as it was turning onto Main St. in Crab Orchard, according to a report.

When the driver could not provide proof of insurance and registration for the vehicle, and when DeBord admitting putting a switched tag on the truck, he was taken into custody and permission to search the truck was granted.

Inside the vehicle were found several components used to make meth, including bottles of Heet, batteries, a blue plastic bucket and two packs of Razor blades.



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