According to a report filed by Dave Jones, an agent with the 10th District Drug Task Force, Bobby Dewayne Coffman, 34, Lisa Michelle Cross, 32 and Chris Reaver, 41, were taken into custody after agents reportedly observed Cross at one local retailer “suspiciously” looking at Coleman fuel, and Coffman and Cross go inside a pharmacy to purchase a product which contains pseudoephedrine.
The trio was arrested Thursday after an agent noticed Cross in the sporting goods section of a store. She was acting extremely nervous and picked up the Coleman fuel, walked to another aisle, then returned the fuel to its original location. The agent noted Cross did this two times.
Eventually, Cross left the store and got into a car with two males, later identified as Coffman and Reaver.
The three left the parking lot and traveled a short distance to a pharmacy where Coffman and Cross went inside and purchased the precursor drug typically used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, according to Jones’ report.
The suspects then left the store and traveled down APD 40. According to Jones, a traffic stop was made after the vehicle’s registration didn’t match with the license tag.
Coffman reportedly told the agent he had recently purchased the vehicle and had used a tag from another vehicle.
After questioning Coffman regarding his passengers, he allegedly stated he had just met them. Coffman also denied just leaving the pharmacy, according to Jones.
After a consent to search the vehicle, agents located an active methamphetamine lab in the trunk and the suspected ingredients which they had observed Coffman and Cross purchase.
According to Jones, all three denied ownership of the products.
Reaver was charged with initiation of methamphetamine manufacture, Cross was charged with initiation and promotion of meth manufacture and Coffman was charged with initiation and promotion of meth manufacture as well as speeding and misuse of registration.
All three were taken to the Bradley County Jail and booked on the charges.
n Bradley County detectives are searching for a suspect who broke into a Georgetown Drive residence and took medication and other items.
A report filed by deputy Doug Boucher of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office noted Carla and David Patefield.
The couple returned home and discovered a door had been damaged and their home burglarized.
A number of medications, DVDs and a DVD player as well as cash were missing.
Det. Rob Wilson was called to the scene to collect evidence.
The missing items were valued at $500.