Meth users caught by deputies overnight

Press release

Four people with methamphetamines were arrested in two separate cases Monday evening by Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse’s Deputies.

At 10 p.m., Hillhouse’s Narcotic’s Investigators stopped a vehicle in Athens for a traffic violation and jailed three people for possession of the contraband.

Michael Brandon Moore, 35, was driving in his hometown.

Passengers Meaghan Carrol, 27, also of Athens, and Kevin Tate, 34, of Murchison, were in the vehicle.

A search by Investigators Wayne Nutt and Kenneth Slaton, who were working drug interdiction late last night, yielded a substantial amount of methamphetamines in the car.

All three were charged with possession of a controlled substance and taken to the Henderson County Jail.

Earlier Monday, a caller alerted Officers to a man walking through the Cherokee Shores subdivision of Payne Springs. He appeared to be under the influence of narcotics.

Michael Taggart, 21, of Mabank, was confronted by a Deputy Christian Hill. He was uncooperative and talking incoherently.

Sergeant Patrick Johnson arrived on the scene and helped subdue Taggart. The Deputies discovered in his front, left pocket a clear, plastic baggie with a crystal–like substance believed to be methamphetamines.

He was charged with public intoxication, possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest.

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