Update: Elizabethton police say weapons, pot, cash found in raid; meth found in vehicle

John Thompson • Mar 7, 2013 at 5:17 PM

ELIZABETHTON — Elizabethton police arrested four people in two drug incidents this week.

Two men were arrested Wednesday following an investigation into the possible sale of drugs at a Jordan Road home.

Wyatt E. Penrod, 22, 1002 Jordan Road, was charged with possession of schedule I and schedule VI drugs for resale, possession of a firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia, and maintaining a dwelling for the distribution of a controlled substance.

Jacob Deutschmann, 20, 120 Mountain Hollow Court, was charged with simple possession of schedule VI drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The arrests came following the execution of a search warrant. During the course of the search, officers located "quantities" of marijuana, along with cash and several firearms in the house.

Both men were taken to the Carter Count Detention Center and are scheduled to answer the charges in Sessions Court on April 1.

On Tuesday, Elizabethton police made two other drug arrests during a traffic stop that led to the discovery of methamphetamine, police said in a news release.

Police stopped the vehicle on Tenn. Highway 91 after seeing the driver and a passenger without seat belts, Capt. Joy Markland reported in the release.

The driver was identified as Mark Vaughn, 36, 1240 Riverview Drive, and the passenger was identified as Terri Messer, 36, 834 Highway 91.

Police brought in K9 Kero to sniff the vehicle, and the dog reacted is detecting illegal narcotics. The reaction was related to a white box inside the vehicle, Markland said.

Police found two bundles of a white crystallized substance, weighing about 30 grams each. The two packages were tested separately, and both were positive for methamphetamine, Markland said in the release.

Vaughn and Messer were each charged with possession of schedule II narcotics for resale and violation of the seat belt law. Appearances in Carter County General Sessions Court were set for April 1.

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