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Johnson City police: 2 arrested after meth components found in vehicle

July 19th, 2013 7:29 am by Staff Report

Johnson City police: 2 arrested after meth components found in vehicle

Scott Thomas and Sarah Hensley

Johnson City police found items used to make methamphetamine after searching a vehicle in an apartment complex Thursday, resulting in the arrests of an Erwin man and a Johnson City woman, police said in a news release.

Scott Thomas, 30, 1255 Carolina Ave., Erwin, and Sarah Hensley, 31, 3 Trivette Concourse, Apt. 2, were arrested after an officer, who was at the apartments on an unrelated call, noticed them sitting in the vehicle.

Thomas was taken into custody for driving on a suspended license and refused consent for police to search his vehicle. Police said K9 Officer Cliff was called to the scene, and the dog "alerted on the vehicle," prompting a search. Police found components commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine.

Both Thomas and Hensley were charged with initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, manufacture/delivery/sell controlled substance, promotion of methamphetamine manufacture and unlawful drug paraphernalia.

Thomas also was charged with simple possession, driving on a suspended license and violation of the financial responsibility law.

Both were jailed in the Washington County Detention Center pending Sessions Court appearances today. Thomas' bond was $33,000. Hensley's bond was $21,000.

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