Deputies serving probation warrant seize big stash of meth

Jeff Bobo • Apr 24, 2019 at 5:30 PM

ROGERSVILLE — Hawkins County deputies serving a probation violation warrant Saturday evening allegedly seized more than 23 grams of meth from a Mooresburg man who apparently was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Shortly after 5 p.m., Deputies Eric Pease, Mark Harrell and Wes Seals served the warrant on Mary Buttry, 39, at 100 Etter St. in Rogersville.

As they approached the residence, the deputies came into contact with Christian Douglas Heck, 44, 1213 McKinney Ave., Rogersville, whom they knew to have a pending arrest warrant for probation violation as well.

Upon being searched, Heck was allegedly found to be in possession of a pill container with two baggies of meth weighing a total of 1.7 grams.

Heck was charged with possession of meth and violation of the Drug Free School Zone act due to the the proximity of Rogersville City School.

While at the residence, officers received consent from Buttry to search the home.

During that search, deputies reportedly observed a man later identified as Nathan Garrett Thatcher, 33, 9679 Highway 11-W, Mooresburg, sitting in a back room with a clear container and a flashlight.

Inside the container, deputies allegedly found 22.17 grams of meth. Thatcher also allegedly had a small baggy that contained more meth, as well as several small baggies typically used for packaging meth and two pipes.

Thatcher was charged with possession of meth with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, and violation of the Drug Free School Zone act.

Buttry was released from the Hawkins County Jail and is scheduled to appear in Sessions Court on June 17.

Heck was being held in the Hawkins County Jail with no bond pending his next court appearance on May 1.

Thatcher was being held without bond as well pending his next court appearance May 1.

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