Equipment Violation Stop Leads to Meth Manufacturing Bust; Chief issues harsh warning to drug offenders

Franklin, TN –  A Shelbyville man remains jailed on charges of Promotion of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Schedule II Drug, and Driving on a Revoked License following his arrest, Monday.

James Tucker, 40, was stopped shortly after 11:30 Monday night on I65 North near Murfreesboro Road after an officer noticed that he had a tail light out. Tucker’s driver’s license was found to be revoked. During the roadside interaction, officers discovered methamphetamine. In looking further, officers found several pseudoephedrine pills, a grinder, measuring cup, and coffee filters, along with other items known to be precursors to the production of methamphetamine.

James C. Tucker Date of Birth: 10/02/1973 127 Jennifer Circle Shelbyville, TN 37160

James C. Tucker
Date of Birth: 10/02/1973
127 Jennifer Circle
Shelbyville, TN 37160

Sandi M. Jett  Date of Birth: 06/09/1978 1595 McDaniel Hollow Rd  Lewisburg, TN 37091

Sandi M. Jett
Date of Birth: 06/09/1978
1595 McDaniel Hollow Rd
Lewisburg, TN 37091

Narcotics Detectives, along with a Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force clean-up crew, responded and determined that no dangerous chemicals associated with the manufacturing of meth were present. Chief David Rahinsky said, “Whether it’s in the heart of our City or on the Interstate running through it, we will seek out and prosecute drug offenders who possess, manufacture, or sell drugs in our Community.”

Tucker remains in custody, at the time of this release, on a $15,000 bond. His passenger, 35-year-old Sandi Jett of Lewisburg, is free on a $16,000 bond; she was charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Schedule II Drug, and Possession of a Schedule VI Drug. Both are due in court June 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm.

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