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Search warrant leads to three drug arrests
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Ricky Dale Lawson

Three Warren County natives have been charged with various drug charges on Thursday.

According to a press release from the Warren County Sheriff’s Department, Ricky Dale Lawson, 64, Paul Thomas Inman, 52, and Troy Grant Craven, 55, were all arrested after the Sheriff’s Dept., special agents of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigtion, the 31st District Attorney General and detectives with the McMinnville Police Dept. successfully executed a narcotic search warrant at the residence of Inman and Craven at Spring Valley Road in McMinnville.

According to the release, “Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), methamphetamine and marijuana were recovered from this residence.” Craven was charged with possession of meth after he was found to be in possession of approximately two grams of methamphetamine.

Lawson is a Rock Island resident but was present at the time of the search. Lawson was charged with possession of meth with the intent to resale. According to investigator Jared Jacobs of the Sheriff’s Dept., “During the execution of the search warrant, Ricky Dale Lawson was found to be in possession of approximately 20 grams of methamphetamine.”

Inman racked up the most charges with three, including possession of schedule VI for resale (marijuana), possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

According to Jacobs, “During the execution of the search warrant, Paul Inman was found to be in possession of approximately five pounds of marijuana packaged in multiple plastic bags in different sizes, two grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia that included, but not limited to, digital scales, new plastic baggies, used plastic baggies, grinders, pipes and other paraphernalia items.”

The trio will be heard on Tuesday in front of Judge Ryan J. Moore. The press release stated, “Sheriff Matheny (Jackie Matheny, Jr.) wants to thank all of the participating agencies and officers. The Warren County Sheriff’s office will continue to aggressively investigate the distribution of illegal drugs in our community.”