DRUG TASK FORCE ARRESTS MEN ON DRUG AND GUN CHARGES
Haywood County, Tenn. – Two men are in custody on drug charges following a two-month drug investigation in which methamphetamine, Hydrocone pills, cocaine and firearms were seized, said Johnie Carter, task force agent charge of the West Tennessee 28th Judicial Drug Task Force.
Stevie C. Snipes, 43, of Trenton and Mark Lemon, 35, of Bells are in the custody of Haywood County Sheriff Billy Garrett awaiting formal charges and arraignment.
Snipes was arrested by task force agents on a felony arrest warrant out of Madison County standing next to his truck in the parking lot of Exxon just off of I40 at Exit 66.
Agents found 31 Hydrocodone in Snipe’s pants pocket and later found ¼ ounce of methamphetamine in his truck. Agents also found scales and a cutting agent typically used by meth dealers.
Lemon was arrested on charges associated with this methamphetamine as well as conspiracy charges.
Meanwhile, some 25 officers from the Drug Task Force, Haywood and Crockett County Sheriff’s Departments, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation served search warrants on two of Snipe’s properties, including one at 1423 Joyner Hill Road in Haywood County and another at 323 Alamo Highway in Gibson County.
Investigators seized three guns, crack cocaine and a stolen lawnmower from the Alamo Highway address, and a small amount of marijuana from the Joyner Hill address
Snipes is facing felony weapons and theft charges in Gibson County where Sheriff Paul Thomas has placed a hold for Snipes to be transferred into his custody after his release from Haywood and Madison Counties.
“Snipes has been a busy man and we have proof that he’s spanning all three counties within the 28th Judicial District with his drug sales,” said Johnie Carter, Task Force Special Agent in Charge, adding that more charges are likely. “The good, hard-working families of the 28th Judicial District are fed up with drug sales and the types of miscellaneous crimes that accompany that and we intend to use every tool at our disposal to stop or reduce those crimes.”
If you have information about drug sales in your community please contact the 28th Judicial District Drug Task Force at 731-784-0555. Caller I.D. is not used and callers can remain anonymous.
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The 28th Judicial Drug Task Force is comprised of officers assigned full-time from the Gibson and Crockett County Sheriff’s Office, Humboldt, Milan and Trenton Police Departments