2 charged in Mount Carmel after being discovered with pounds of meth

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The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office says two people were arrested Sunday night for having pounds of meth and a “large amount of prescription controlled substances.” 

According to a press release, the Mount Carmel Police Department was dispatched to Bay Street in reference to possible trespassers. The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist. 

Investigators say they made contact with Glenn Adam Hilliard, 36, and Rhonda Evelyn Simpson, 34, at a residence. 

According to police, the duo said they had permission to enter the home. 

During a search of the vehicle that Hilliard was driving, officers located approximately 1.2 pounds of methamphetamine and a semi-automatic pistol.

The investigation revealed that Hilliard had a previous felony conviction for aggravated burglary and Simpson had a previous felony conviction for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit was then requested to assist. During the search of the residence an additional 1.6 pounds of methamphetamine was located along with 341 gabapentin capsules (schedule 5), 36 alprazalam tablets (schedule 4), 179 oxycodone tablets (schedule 2), 20 tablets identified as MDMA (schedule 1), approximately 5 grams of cocaine (schedule 2), approximately 1 ounce of marijuana, baggies, and scales. Both individuals were arrested and transported to the Hawkins County Jail for booking.

At the time of the press release both remain in the custody of the Hawkins County Jail.

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