Largest Meth Bust in Sharp County history yields half pound, Assistant Fire Chief charged.
In what has been declared the largest methamphetamine bust in Sharp County history, Mickel Neal Couch, 59. the assistant fire chief of Nine Mile Ridge Fire Department was arrested Dec. 30, along with Theresa A. Griffin, 43.
The arrests come after a lengthy investigation headed by Sharp County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy David Huffmaster in collaboration with the Third Judicial District Drug Task Force.
The drugs were located at a campground in Hardy. The two were charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, methamphetamine, use of possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia, possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, Xanax, all felonies, and possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, a misdemeanor.
Officials recovered over a half pound of crystal methamphetamine along with $51,850 in cash and drugs. The two are being held in the Sharp county Detention Center in lieu of a $250,000 bond.
For further information view the full story in the Jan. 10 of the Villager Journal.