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Police find meth shopping list, arrest two

March 24th, 2014 1:18 pm by Nick Shepherd

Police find meth shopping list, arrest two

David Russell and Kevin Martin

Two men were arrested in Kingsport on Saturday after attempting to buy multiple packs of pseudoephedrine and having a shopping list containing the ingredients to allegedly manufacture methamphetamine, according to a police report.

David Russell, 33, Virginia, was charged with promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, possession of schedule 3 drugs, drug paraphernalia and open container. Kevin Martin, 35, 126 Old Brunswick Road, Sugar Grove, Va. was charged with promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, driving on suspended license and open container.

The incident began in the early morning hours on Saturday when Kingsport police received a call from the Walgreens on West Stone Drive in regards to a person who was attempting to buy multiple boxes of pseudoephedrine. After the store declined to sell the medicine, the person left in a white Pontiac heading east, according to a police report.

The Pontiac was spotted in the parking lot of CVS on W. Stone Drive. While the officers spoke with the driver, Martin, inside his vehicle, Russell was located inside the store purchasing pseudoephedrine.

Russell was escorted outside and Martin consented for officers to search his vehicle. Officers found a bag with a Walgreen's cold pack and receipt. A hand-written shopping list which contained all the items needed to manufacture meth was found on the dashboard, and an open container of alcohol was also found in the center console, the police report stated.

The two men were then arrested.

Martin's license was found to be suspended and while police were searching Russell, they found a syringe and a bottle containing alprazolam. Also in the bottle was an orange pill and a orange half pill, which police believed to be Suboxone. The pills were sent to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for identification. 

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