Huntsville, TN (2018-02-07) Just one day after launching a concerted effort to crackdown on dope dealing, drug agents have busted a Winfield couple for delving in the illegal drug trade.
Kristen F. Reed, 27, and Daniel B. Stephens, 37, both of Winfield, were booked into the Scott County Jail Tuesday night, after authorities went to the couple’s residence to investigate a complaint that Reed was selling methamphetamine. Authorities say Reed admitted to the crime, and they recovered more than five grams of meth from the home.
When authorities went to Reed’s home, she wasn’t there; however, Stephens greeted officers at the door and allowed them in. Once inside, authorities reportedly observed several items of drug paraphernalia lying around the house. Authorities say that Stephens had a felony amount of methamphetamine in his pocket.
When Reed returned home, she reportedly admitted to Drug Agents Kris Lewallen and Bill Miller she had been dealing dope. Reed reportedly relinquished 4.8 grams of meth “ice” she had stashed in her purse. Reed told officers she was trying to hurry and get rid of the meth, because it had been given to her—even if it meant selling it.
Authorities say Stephens had cautioned Reed about selling drugs in Tennessee. “I told Kristen she can’t be messing around like she did in Kentucky because these drug officers from down here in Tennessee are on top of the game,” Stephens reportedly said. Authorities say Reed has a history of selling methamphetamine.
“If you’re in the business of selling drugs, today is a day to look for a new job because we are going to catch you,” Lewallen said.
Both suspects were charged with felony possession of methamphetamine (a schedule II controlled substance) for resale, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Reed was also charged with possession of a schedule III controlled substance.
K-9 Deputy Daniel Garrett and Deputies Casey Geisler and Darcy Phillips assisted drug agents on the scene.