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Chase leads to massive meth bust
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These are the bags believed to be 3.6 pounds of meth found at the scene.
A motorcycle chase where the rider initially escaped custody has resulted in one of the biggest meth busts in Warren County history.

Dillon Alexander Meacham, 22, and Christina Faith Price, 18, have been arrested and charged with possession of meth with intent to deliver.

According to Sheriff Tommy Myers, the two were found with 3.6 pounds of a crystal-like substance believed to be meth with an estimated street value of $160,000.

Meacham is additionally charged with possession of a weapon during commission of a felony, simple possession, theft, evading arrest, driving on a revoked license second offense, and violation of probation.

The initial incident which led to the meth bust took place Sunday, Sept. 9, when deputy Jared Jacobs observed a yellow Suzuki motorcycle driving erratically. Deputy Jacobs attempted to perform a traffic stop, but the motorcycle fled. Since he had the license plate number, Jacobs called off the chase.

That motorcycle was spotted last Thursday, Sept. 13, at a residence at 202 Yankee Street. Jacobs and investigator Steven Carpenter made contact with Meacham and Price in a back bedroom.

Meacham admitted to fleeing the traffic stop because he said he had an active warrant for violation of probation and didn’t want to go to jail. While he was making that admission, other evidence was spotted.

“In plain view, was a bag of green leaf substance believed to be marijuana,” Jacobs said in his arrest warrant. A yellow, crushed pharmaceutical drug and digital scale was also in plain sight.

Consent to search the home was denied but a search warrant was obtained from the District Attorney’s Office. The search produced incriminating results.

“In a safe located approximately 5 feet from the bed where both subjects were located was approximately 3.6 pounds of a crystal-like substance suspected to be methamphetamine,” said Jacobs. “Two firearms were located in a nightstand at the head of the mattress. One firearm, a loaded 5-shot Taurus 38 special revolver, was reported to be stolen out of Coffee County.”

Meacham and Price remain held at Warren County Jail.