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Six charged with running Wilson County meth operation

Posted July 23, 2009 5:30 p.m. EDT
Updated July 23, 2009 5:59 p.m. EDT

— Wilson County sheriff’s deputies charged four men and two women as a result of a raid Wednesday at 7314 Rock Ridge Sims Road.

When deputies and agents with the State Bureau of Investigation arrived, they found an active lab producing a significant amount of methamphetamine and large quantities of pre-cursor chemicals, the ingredients used to make the drug, a sheriff's office spokesman said.

Anthony Taylor, 18, and Dustin Boykin, 24, were arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, felony possession of meth, possession of pre-cursor chemicals, maintain a dwelling for manufacturing meth and having drug paraphernalia, deputies said. Both were ordered held without bond in the Wilson County Jail.

A third man, Jeremy Jay Nordan, 24, faces the same charges. Nordan was already in county custody at the time of the raid. He was arrested Tuesday on charges of assault on a female and resisting arrest. He, too, was being held without bond.

Two children were also found at the residence, according to authorities. Deputies arrested Brandy Arrieta, 31, and charged her with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, felony child abuse and drug paraphernalia.

Authorities did not say if Arrieta was related to the children. She was being held in the Wilson County Jail under a $30,000 bond.

Chrystal Helmick, 27, was also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and felony child abuse and was being held under a $30,000 bond, authorities said. Her relation to the children was also not released.

Jacob Hinnant, 23, was charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and outstanding warrants for child support, authorities said. He was being held under a $5,000 bond.