Man and Woman Arrested on Meth Manufacture Charges

   A man and woman were arrested yesterday afternoon on Meth Manufacture charges.   Sheriff’s Sgt. John Carter was patrolling the Hellams Road, Gray Court area at 1:22 yesterday afternoon looking for a person evading law enforcement in a nearby wooded area. He was in route to Speedway Drive to have a witness look at a photo of a possible subject when he observed a green 1999 Buick. After loosing sight of the vehicle he found it pulled into a driveway and a male passenger out near a locked gate. As Sgt. Carter was investigating the situation, Lt. McIntosh arrived to assist and reported finding a red duffel bag behind a pine tree about 25 feet from the passenger side of the vehicle. It reportedly contained items used in the manufacture of meth. Other items were reportedly found in the rear of the car. Syringes were reportedly found on the male after he was transported to the Johnson Detention Center.

   The car driver, 35-year-old Amanda Gail Robbins of 382 Mountain View Drive, Gray Court and passenger, 31-year-old Homer Steve Simmons Jr. of 129 Pasture Drive, Gray Court were both charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine and with Illegal Disposal of Methamphetamine Waste. Sgt. John Carter states in warrants that at 1183 Speedway Drive, Gray Court yesterday they were in possession of items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, and that they illegally disposed of meth waste.

Amanda Robbins was also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, accused of having unauthorized possession of Morphine yesterday. Homer Steve Simmons Jr. was also charged with Possession of Methamphetamine at 1193 Speedway Drive.

  Both Ms. Robbins and Mr. Simmons were being held in the Johnson Detention Center this morning, pending bond hearings.