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Two arrested following discovery of meth dumpsite in Kingsport

Rain Smith • Sep 11, 2012 at 12:57 PM

A Kingsport couple have been arrested on drug charges following last week's discovery of a dumpsite outside their previous residence, which allegedly contained more than 50 bottles used to manufacture methamphetamine.

The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office reports Anthony Tuell, 28, and Tara Tuell, 25, were located onSevier Avenue in Kingsport. They are each charged with promotion of methamphetamine while Anthony faces an additional charge of initiation of the methamphetamine manufacturing process.

Last week police visited the Tuell's last known address, a mobile home at 531 Bancroft Chapel Road, No. 37, after receiving information they had purchased a large amount ofpseudoephedrine. SCSO Public Information Officer Leslie Earhart says the couple had already moved out, but the manager of the mobile home park gave vice officers consent to search the residence.

In a wooded area directly in front of the Tuell's rental property police found a relatively large dumpsite. it reportedly contained approximately 50 bottles which had been used to manufacture meth, while the residence tested positive for high levels of methamphetamine.

A warrant was obtained for the Tuells and they were located Monday in Kingsport. They were each arrested and booked into the Sullivan County jail in Blountville.

The SCSO was assisted in the case by the Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force, DEA, 2nd Judicial Drug Task Force, Kingsport police and Bristol, Tenn., police department.

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