One of two meth traffickers from Grundy County has been given a half-year behind bars while her partner in crime faces a long prison term in federal court.
Shae Lewis, 30, of Tracy City, was directed by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to serve six months of an eight-year sentence and pay $2,000 plus costs for possession of methamphetamine over half a gram. Her partner in crime, Mark Johnson, 32, still faces meth charges here but first will answer to drug counts in federal court where sentences generally run much longer.
Johnson was pulled over late last year by McMinnville Police Sgt. Ben Cantrell after the officer noticed the illegally dark tint on the windows of his Jaguar X3.
The stop was made at Northgate Center. It was during that time dispatch revealed Johnson was wanted in Shelby County (Memphis) for felony violation of probation. The officer immediately placed him into custody for being a fugitive from justice.
Cantrell then began a search of the Jaguar and quickly found a small plastic container of meth in the glove box. He also found a 40-caliber Derringer under the front passenger seat. Johnson claimed ownership of the gun. A further search of the vehicle netted the big hit when police found a large stash of meth.
“A search revealed 124 grams (4.428 ounces) of methamphetamine inside a false bottom on a STP tire care can in the rear floorboard,” Cantrell revealed.