$40K Worth Of Crystal Meth Seized In Rutherford County

Posted at 11:04 AM, Apr 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-30 12:04:47-04

Crystal methamphetamine worth almost $40,000 was seized following a one-month investigation in Rutherford County.

Reports stated authorities seized the meth, along with about $100 worth of heroin, from a Murfreesboro man identified as 32-year-old Dustin James Thompson.

Detectives confirmed they confiscated more than 14 ounces of crystal methamphetamine valued at $40,000, about one gram of heroin valued at $100, and 567 grams of an unidentified white powder. Authorities confirmed the powder was sent to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s laboratory to be identified.

Also taken by officials was a loaded handgun.

Thompson was charged with manufacturing, delivering, selling, or possessing schedule I drugs for resale, as well as four counts of felony possession of schedule II drugs for resale, maintaining a dwelling for the use of drugs, unlawful possession of a weapon in the commission of a felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was being held on a $72,000 bond at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center with a hearing scheduled in May.