Methamphetamine

Twenty-five grams of meth were confiscated during a drug bust by the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force on Monday, July 8.

Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force Deputy Cmdr. Caine Railey said the recent quarter-million-dollar drug bust in Rossville was followed by a 20-gram meth-related bust on Saturday, July 6, and a 25-gram meth-related bust on Monday, July 8, in LaFayette.

Jeremy D. Simmons, 37, of 409 E. Rogers Road was arrested following a traffic stop that uncovered 20-grams of methamphetamine on July 6.

Simmons is the individual authorities were called to assist a convenience store with regarding an incident in which Simmons was alleged to have threatened to take his own life. He was in possession of meth at that time, too, as well as a weapon, Deputy Cmdr. Railey said.

That incident earlier this year led to his arrest and charges that include: receipt, possession, or transfer of firearm by convicted felon or felony first offender, possession of a firearm or knife during commission of attempt to commit certain felonies, and possession of meth, according to a Walker County Sheriff’s Office report.

Deputy Cmdr. Railey also said that Ronnie Lynn Stoker, 46, was arrested on July 8 and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of Schedule IV drugs.

Stoker had 25 grams of meth on him, scales for weighing the product, and lots of packaging material for distribution, according to the drug task force official.

In addition, Stoker had Schedule IV drugs in his possession the commander said. Specifically, Stoker had 11 pill of Alprazolam, also known as Xanax.

Deputy Cmdr. Railey said open investigations continue into the methamphetamine drug trade in the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force’s four-county jurisdiction, which includes Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, and Walker counties.

Anyone with information or tips can email lmjcdtf.org or call 706-638-5570.

Jan Morris is assistant editor for the Catoosa County News in Ringgold, Ga., and the Walker County Messenger in LaFayette, Ga.

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