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Clinchport pair indicted on charges from 2013 meth bust

February 21st, 2014 9:21 pm by Wes Bunch

Clinchport pair indicted on charges from 2013 meth bust

GATE CITY — A Scott County man and woman were indicted this month for allegedly cooking large quantities of methamphetamine last year in a wooded area near Clinchport.

Douglas Brian Lawson, 30, of Clinchport, was indicted on charges of possessing a Schedule I or II drug, manufacturing over 227 grams of methamphetamine and conspiracy, while Pam Williams, 30, also of Clinchport, is charged with possessing a Schedule I or II drug, manufacturing between 100 and 200 grams of meth and conspiracy.

The pair were arrested in July 2013 by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office after they were allegedly found operating an active one-pot meth lab in a wooded area off Mustang Drive in Clinchport.

At the time, Scott County narcotics investigators said the lab had produced 12 ounces of meth oil in addition to several grams of the finished product.

Scott County authorities said the yield of meth oil was larger than normally associated with the one-pot cooking method and could have produced meth with 90 percent, or greater, purity.

Lawson and Williams were among 21 people indicted by a grand jury this month on a total of 68 charges that ranged from drug possession to abduction.

Scott County Sheriff John Puckett said officers have served all but three of the 21 individuals.

The names of those indicted, and their charges, include:

  • Jerry Allen Akers, 54, Fort Blackmore, two counts of being a nonviolent felon in possession of a firearm, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
  • Jimmie Lee Akers, 47, Gate City, abduction, use of a firearm in commission of a felony
  • Ivy Lea Carpenter, 38, Morristown, Tenn., two counts of breaking and entering, three counts of grand larceny and five counts of conspiracy.
  • Kevin Allen Coleman, 38, Jonesville, possession of a Schedule I or II drug.
  • James Manuel Dockery, 23, Kingsport, possession of stolen property.
  • Courtney Allen Frye, 27, Nickelsville, six counts of forgery, six counts of uttering.
  • Misty Darnell Hensley, 35, Gate City, giving a false statement to obtain over $200 in credit.
  • Brandon Luke Herron, 19, Gate City, possession of a vehicle with altered or removed VIN.
  • Eddie Jack Knuckles, 32, Wallens, Ky., three counts of breaking and entering, three counts of grand larceny and five counts of conspiracy.
  • Jimmy Franklin Lane, 61, Gate City, contempt of court.
  • Victoria Ann Lane, 41, Gate City, DUI-3rd offense.
  • April Star McCoy, 33, Weber City, DUI-3rd offense.
  • Anthony David Russell, 44, Kingsport, possession of a Schedule I or II drug.
  • Steven A. Salyers, 46, Kingsport, possession of a Schedule I or II drug.
  • Sheri D. Stewart, 37, Kingsport, two counts of attempted credit card fraud.
  • Robin Gail Vanzant, 42, Gate City, DUI-3rd offense.
  • Rebecca M. White, no age given, Kingsport, six counts of felony writing bad checks.
  • Johnny Dewayne Wines, 29, Kingsport, possession of stolen property, conspiracy.
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