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Update: New charges for Grainger meth suspect

1:23 PM, Feb 26, 2012   |    comments
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An East Tennessee man, wanted since an October meth lab bust in Grainger County and just arrested this weekend, is facing new charges in Hawkins County.

Russell Greene, 37, of Thorn Hill, was found sleeping in a car in Hawkins County on Friday. He was being sought on the Grainger County charges.

However, when officers found him, they also discovered he had methamphetamine and the components of a mobile meth lab in his vehicle, according to a press release from the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office.

Officials say they previously had discovered a meth lab dump site on Brewer Road, which contained a bank document with Greene's name and information on it, linking him to that site.

Officials also say they uncovered documentation proving Greene had purchased pseudoephedrine pills and dry ice during the month of February. Both are used in the making of meth.

Greene is in the Hawkins County Jail on charges of possession and promoting the manufacture of meth. Judge Kindell Lawson set his bond at $100,000.

His court date is set for Monday, Feb. 27.

According to the release, after he serves his term in Hawkins County, he will be turned over to Grainger County authorities to face his charges there.

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The final suspect in an October meth lab bust in Grainger County is now in custody, according to Sheriff Scott Layel.

A tip led officers to the parking lot of D&R Market in Mooresburg, where they found Russell Greene, 37, of Thorn Hill, asleep in a car, according to a press release from the sheriff.

Greene attempted to run but was later caught and arrested, according to the release. Officers also found a mobile meth lab and components of the lab in Greene's vehicle, as well as the finished product on Greene.

Greene went to the Hawkins County Detention Center but later will be transported to the Grainger Detention Facility to face charges of manufacture and promotion of meth, which is a Class B felony, carrying a sentence of between 8 and 12 years in prison.

Two other suspects in the October bust -- Tina Jo Parks, 30, of Tazewell, and Benjamin William Cinniamon, 35, of Tazewell -- were arrested in November 2011.

One man was arrested during the October raid on Broken Valley Road in Thorn Hill.

Troy Ray Eads, 38, of Tazewell, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

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