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Police find meth items during arrest

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 7:02 PM

A Murfreesboro woman faces multiple charges after Lebanon police said they found methamphetamine manufacturing components in her backpack Friday.

According to police, Officer Jeff Scott noticed a woman hiding behind a tree between the Travel Inn and O’Charley’s on Murfreesboro Road.

The woman, later identified as Tammy Turner, 50, of Murfreesboro, initially gave officers a fake name, date of birth and social security number when questioned.

Officers discovered Turner had an outstanding warrant in Wilson County for forgery after learning her true identity.

Officers placed Turner into custody and found components used to manufacture methamphetamine in her backpack while searching her belongings.

Officer Chris Luna, Lebanon clan lab technician, responded to process the evidence and the Meth Task Force responded to properly dispose of the ingredients.

A conducted field test returned positive on approximately 4 ounces of meth, said police. 

Authorities charged Turner with promotion of meth, possession of schedule II drug, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal impersonation.

The Travel Inn has been a hotbed for meth activities recently. A meth lab explosion at the motel in October last year blew out a wall, and police found another meth lab at the location in March earlier this year after complaints of odor coming from a room.

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