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Bristol police report $100K meth bust

Staff report • Nov 14, 2018 at 9:30 AM

BRISTOL, Tenn. — A tip on possible drug activity has led police in Bristol to a kilo of methamphetamine, three arrests and the seizure of approximately $30,000.

According to a Wednesday press release from the Bristol Tennessee Police Department, the incident occurred Monday at about 10 a.m. Information led officers to the Fairfield Inn on West State Street, just off Exit 74-A of Interstate 81.

Officers made contact with the room’s occupants, who consented to a search. Police report they then found about a kilo of meth — valued on the street between $80,000 and $100,000 — three ounces of marijuana, imitation drugs made to look like Xanax, a firearm and an assortment of drug paraphernalia. Approximately $30,000 believed to be involved in drug transactions was also seized.

All three occupants of the room were subsequently arrested. Melissa Renea Daugherty, 45, is charged with possession of meth for resale in a park zone, maintaining a dwelling where drugs are stored or used, possession of a firearm in commission of a dangerous felony and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hailey L. Hale, 24, is charged with possession of meth for resale in a park zone and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Devin Cloyd Ashby, 33, was served with a warrant out of Virginia for distribution of Schedule 1 or 2 drugs.

The BTPD says an investigation is ongoing. Anyone with further information is encouraged to call detectives at (423) 764-8477 (TIPS) or email [email protected]

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