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Odd behavior nets meth arrests

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By Damon Lawrence

Harriman police were dispatched to Walgreens recently on a report that several people had purchased medicines containing pseudoephedrine in close intervals.

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The call resulted in the arrest of a Wartburg man and woman.

Jeffery Wayne England and Nicole Denise Eubanks are each charged with initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine.

Pseudoephedrine is found in common cold and allergy medicines and is the main precursor to making meth.

Harriman police said Eubanks was attempting to make a purchase when they arrived at the store.

“As officers were walking away from the counter, a white male walked up to the female and exited the store a short time after officers,” the arrest warrant said. “The male then went and sat in a green Ford Explorer parked at the end of the parking lot.”

Before Eubanks came out of the store, police said England drove off and stopped in the parking lot of the nearby Lowe’s.

Police said they spoke with Eubanks when she exited the Walgreens.

Officers searched Eubanks’ purse and reported finding papers belonging to England, the warrant said. “Based on the fact that his associate had purchased pseudo (pseudoephedrine), and she denied knowing him, England was asked for consent to search the vehicle.”

Police said they found meth-making ingredients in a suitcase during the search.

England was also charged with driving on a suspended license.

England was still in custody at the Roane County Jail Tuesday morning, according to the Roane County Sheriff’s Office website.