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Multi--Agecy Bust Leads to One of the Largest Seizures in Hamilton County

04/27/2017

Hamilton County, TN - On Wednesday night, April 25th, agents with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics and Special Operations Division, along with personnel from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Chattanooga Police Department and the DEA, arrested Mathew Turner of Chattanooga in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn Express in Tiftonia.

A search of Turner's vehicle revealed approximately a pound of Crystal Meth and (2) hand guns. During the course of the investigation, a search of Turner’s hotel room netted an additional (20) pounds of crystal meth, with an estimated street value of $525,000.00.

Wednesday night's seizure is one of the largest Meth seizures ever in the Chattanooga area.

Turner was arrested by drug agents and transported to the Hamilton County Jail for Possession of a Controlled Substance with the intent to distribute Methamphetamine.

This was a cooperative effort by all agencies in identifying and pursuing major drug distribution in Hamilton County.

This is an ongoing investigation and not further information is available.

Please note, due to the ongoing investigation and the level of personnel involved, no formal interviews will be conducted at this time regarding this seizure nor will any additional information be released.



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