Chad W. Horton and Brandy Landwerth
Two Kingsport residents were arrested after police found a methamphetamine manufacturing operation located in the backseat of their vehicle, according to a press release.
Kingsport Police Officers were patrolling the parking lot of a local business in Sullivan Gardens after receiving complaints of drug activity in the area. Officers located a gold Buick Century parked in front a pay phone with the windows fogged up. A male and female occupied the vehicle.
The driver of the Buick was identified as Brandy Landwerth, 36, 377 Mill Creek Road, Kingsport and the passenger initially identified himself as Dustin Horton.
When officers searched the vehicle, a wallet was located which identified the passenger as Chad W. Horton, 39, 326 Historic Hills Road, Kingsport. Horton then admitted to giving officers the name of his brother.
Officers found several ingredients used to manufacture meth as well as two one-pot labs located in the back seat floorboard. Horton was also found to have an outstanding warrant in Sullivan County for violation of probation.
Both were arrested and Horton was charged with initiation of a process intended to result in the manufacture of methamphetamine, promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia, identity theft and arrested on an outstanding warrant.
Landwerth was charged with initiation of a process intended to result in the manufacture of methamphetamine, promotion of methamphetamine manufacture and possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia.
The Kingsport Vice unit and meth team responded to the scene to collect the evidence and continue the investigation.