Huntsville Man Suspected of Dealing Meth Booked on Drug Charges

Huntsville, TN (2018-07-13) A suspected meth dealer is facing multiple charges following the search of his Huntsville residence.

Gary D. Heath, 57, of Huntsville was booked into the Scott County Jail Thursday afternoon after authorities allegedly found narcotics and several items of drug paraphernalia inside his Glasshouse Road home.  According to a news release from the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, drug agents went to Heath’s home to investigate a compliant that he had peddled a large quantity of methamphetamine.

Authorities say Heath admitted to selling meth but claimed he didn’t have any at the time of their visit.  Heath reportedly told authorities he was out of dope because “his dealer” in Knoxville had been busted.  When pressed by authorities that they were aware of a recent transaction, Heath reportedly admitted to it; going as far to name a third person he suspected of “narking” on him.

Authorities were looking for not only meth, but a set of digital scales commonly used by dealers to weigh their product.  Heath reportedly told authorities he had snorted all the remaining meth, but the scales were inside his house.  When authorities requested permission to go inside, Heath refused.After authorities obtained a search warrant, agents reportedly found several different types of narcotics inside his house, including Xanax (5.5 tablets), Neurontin (9 tablets), Oxycodone (6 tablets), Gabapentin (4 tablets), and two half-pieces of Adipex pills.  In addition to the narcotics, authorities reportedly recovered two small containers of suspected marijuana, along with seven small plastic containers containing meth residue, glass pipes allegedly used to smoke marijuana and meth, snorting straws, several clear plastic baggies, and other paraphernalia.

The digital scales, which were the focus of the search warrant, were not found.  Heath later told authorities the scales may have been left in a car that wasn’t there at the time of the bust.

Heath was charged with possession of a less than 0.5 grams of meth, a schedule II controlled substance; possession of Oxycodone, a schedule II controlled substance; possession of schedule IV controlled substances (Adipex and Xanax); possession of a legend drug (two counts), possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia.


The operation was conducted by Drug Agents Kris Lewallen and Bill Miller.  Detective Abby Duncan and Deputy Chris Russell assisted.