KPD e-News Release: Two Arrested for Manufacture of Methamphetamine

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Two Arrested for Manufacture of Methamphetamine
DATE: April 28, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On April 27, 2014 at approximately 3:00 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers observed a gold Buick Century in the parking lot of Zoomerz, located at 2306 Sullivan Gardens Parkway in Kingsport. The vehicle was occupied by a driver, identified as Brandy R. Landwerth, and a passenger, who initially identified himself to officers as Dustin Horton.

Upon searching the vehicle, a wallet containing the male passenger’s Tennessee Driver License was located. The license identified this individual as Chad W. Horton. Mr. Horton acknowledged that he had originally given the name of his brother (Dustin) in an attempt to deceive the officers.

A further search of the vehicle yielded a methamphetamine manufacture operation in the back seat floorboard. Several ingredients used to manufacture methamphetamine as well as two “one-pot” meth labs were collected into evidence.

K.P.D. Vice Detectives responded to process the evidence and continue the investigation. Further inquiry revealed that Mr. Horton was wanted on an outstanding Sullivan County warrant for Violation of Probation, which explained his earlier deceit. Both Mr. Horton and Ms. Landwerth were arrested and charged with:

1) Initiation of a Process Intended to Result in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine

2) Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacture

3) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

Mr. Horton was also charged with Identity Theft and arrested on the outstanding warrant.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Chad W. Horton
Age Date of Birth 4/11/1975

39 Years of Age

Race/Gender White/Male
Residency 326 Historic Hills Road

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Initiation of a Process Intended to Result in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine

2) Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacture

3) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

4) Identity Theft

5) Also Arrested on Outstanding Sullivan County Warrant for Violation of Probation

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Brandy R. Landwerth
Age Date of Birth 3/16/1978

36 Years of Age

Race/Gender White/Female
Residency 377 Mill Creek Road

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Initiation of a Process Intended to Result in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine

2) Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacture

3) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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