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Five arrested in Hawkins County drug bust

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Five people were arrested Wednesday after police found $39,000 worth of meth in a home in addition to bath salts in a vehicle in Church Hill, Tenn.

Church Hill Police received information that illegal drug activity was occurring at a home on Charley St. The Hawkins County Narcotics Unit, Third Judicial Drug Task Force, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and FBI assisted Church Hill Police.

A search warrant was obtained and police found 390 grams of meth with a street value of $39,000, about $17,000 cash, a .22 caliber handgun, and a large amount of drug paraphernalia. Inside the home, Lisa Weems, 47, and Timothy Rose, 33, were arrested.

While the home was being searched, another officer saw a driver of a vehicle, Jack Dykes, 24, and knew he had a revoked driver's license. He conducted a traffic stop and a K9 indicated drugs were in the car. During the search, bath salts and drug paraphernalia were found. Dykes was arrested as was the passenger in the vehicle, 23-year-old Kristin Mulkey.

Additionally, 31-year-old Christopher Dunn was charged with simple possession or casual exchange.

Lisa Weems was charged with possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling where narcotics is sold or stored, possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful possession of a weapon. Timothy Rose was charged with possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling where narcotics is sold or stored, possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Jack Dykes was charged with possession of contraband bath salts, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving on a revoked driver's license. Kristin Mulkey was charged with possession of schedule III drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving on a revoked driver's license.

All suspects were booked and held in the Hawkins County Jail awaiting arraignment.

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