Two Tellico Plains residents charged in meth case

A man and a woman from Tellico Plains were charged in a methamphetamine case Dec. 2.

Brian Casey McGill, 24, Tellico Plains, and Linda Michelle Shipley, 35, Tellico Plains, were charged with promoting the manufacture of methamphetamine. Both are being held in the Blount County Detention Facility on $50,000 bonds each pending hearings in Blount County General Sessions Court at 9 a.m. Dec. 10.

On Dec. 2, investigators with the Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force charged McGill and Shipley after they were found to have purchased three different precursors for making methamphetamine. The purchases took place from at least three different locations. Following the arrests, a small child that was with the pair was released to a family member before the two were transported to the Blount County Justice Center.

Information gathered from the investigation revealed that the items being purchased were going to be taken to a location in Tellico Plains and were going to be used to manufacture methamphetamine.

The Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force is comprised of officers and deputies of the Blount County Sheriff’s Office, the Maryville Police Department, and the Alcoa Police Department. All investigators assigned to narcotics investigations are members of the Tennessee Meth Task Force, which allows for specific statewide intelligence sharing used to identify, investigate, and prosecute persons using and manufacturing methamphetamine.

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