Two Arrested In Ardmore Meth-making Operation
Posted on November 15, 2012
Two men were arrested Wednesday including one man who hit an officer in the face after meth-making operations were discovered in rooms at the Budget Inn in Ardmore,said Limestone County Sheriff's Chief Randy King.
Officers arrived at the motel after receiving complaints that methamphetamine was being produced there and noticed a car leaving the lot. James Shay Hennessee, who was a passenger in the car, jumped out to flee, striking an officer with his door. As he was running away, he struck another officer in the face.
Once Hennessee was in custody, officers searched his room and found meth and meth-making ingredients. They also found dilaudid and a .45-caliber pistol.
Hennessee, 29, of Room 114 of the Budget Inn, was charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, second-degree assault, resisting arrest, attempting to elude and carrying a pistol without a permit.
He was taken to Limestone County Jail where he was held on $62,000 bond.
While at the motel, officers went to the room occupied by Ronald "Tank" Anderson. The Sheriff's Department had received a tip about Anderson and, upon arriving, officers could smell chemical production. After Anderson was read his rights, he "told officers he was just finished cooking meth," King said.
Anderson was charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.