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Man nabbed on meth charges at Providence Kroger

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MT. JULIET -- A Chattanooga man was arrested at the Kroger grocery at Providence MarketPlace on Friday on drug charges, including manufacturing meth.

The incident occurred at approximately 5:01 p.m., Friday, Aug. 26. Mt. Juliet Police Office Paul Foutch was dispatched to the grocery after authorities received a call about a disorderly person inside the store.

While there, a white male matching the description of the disorderly person reportedly waved his hands at Foutch to get his attention.

Foutch and MJPD Cpl. Allen Carver then spoke to the man, identified as Jeffrey Carver, 31, of Chattanooga. While speaking to Jeffrey Carver, Cpl. Carver said he noticed what appeared to be a clear Baggie of suspected marijuana on the dashboard of Jeffrey Carvers vehicle.

In addition, a large knife and more illegal drug items were reportedly found inside the suspects vehicle. Officers also located what they believe was more marijuana, a small Baggie allegedly containing crystal methamphetamine, three glass pipes and a hypodermic needle.

A backpack on the rear seat of the vehicle reportedly contained items used to manufacture meth that included spoons, filters, lithium batteries, latex gloves and butane fuel.

In the trunk, officers reportedly found a glass jar with a cloudy liquid that Jeffrey Carver described as liquid methamphetamine.

An investigator from the Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force was requested and responded to the scene to assist in the investigation and proper disposal of the dangerous substances.

Carver was arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail on the following charges:

one count of Simple Possession Schedule II
one count of Simple Possession Schedule VI
one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
one count of Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
one count of Initiation of Methamphetamine Manufacturing

He was released from the jail on Monday after posting bond. His total bond was set at $20,000.

From Post staff reports

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