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Raids follow large meth seizure in county

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HENDERSON COUNTY–Just two days after one of the largest methamphetamine arrests in recent history in Henderson County, two more people were caught south of Chandler with the contraband, Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said Thursday.
Destini Rae Ivie, 24, of Trinidad and Amanda Joann Galyeon, 42, of Chandler were arrested by Henderson County Narcotics Investigators Kenneth Slaton, Wayne Nutt, Gabriel Shue and Investigator Cynthia Clements and Deputy David Robertson.
The search warrant, signed by Henderson County District Judge Scott McKee, allowed the deputies to search a residence in the 20000 block of Shady Drive.
“The good people of Chandler have rightfully brought to our attention the problem with drugs in that area,” Sheriff Hillhouse said. “We listened, and this week we have put these dealers and users behind bars.”
Both suspects were charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Meanwhile, Shelly Hagler Allen, 50, and Sandra Shanks Taylor, 70, both from Seven Points were arrested by a nine-person team from HC Sheriff’s Office.
Multiple firearms, meth and the paraphernalia used to ingest the drug were found throughout the residence in the 2600 block of Spring Valley Road outside of Seven Points.
Narcotics Investigators Shue, Slaton, and Nutt got the search warrant signed by Judge McKee.
Assisting them were Investigators Clements, Dustin Smith, Sergeant Jeromy Rose and Deputies Robertson and Jimmy Spurger.
Both women were taken to the Henderson County Jail and booked for possession of a controlled substance.
Earlier in the week, one of the largest confiscations of meth since Hillhouse brought his K-9 Deputies on board happened near Chandler when a half-pound of the drugs were discovered during a routine traffic stop. “That meth is worth $22,700 on the streets,”  Hillhouse said,
James Clayton Mastin, 60, from Flint, was arrested by Investigators Slaton and Shue.
They were working narcotics interdiction in the Sportsman Paradise Subdivision when they saw a vehicle with an out of date registration sticker.
Deputy Meagan Hogan and K-9 Max were called to the scene to conduct an open-air sniff of the vehicle.
Max detected drugs, and the investigators searched the vehicle.
“It has been a busy week for our men and women,” the Sheriff said. “But that is what it takes to clamp down on the illegal drug business here.”


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