Shelby Co. meth bust may be largest in county history

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SHELBY COUNTY (Feb. 24, 2014) – Shelby County authorities say a weekend drug bust may have been one of the largest in county history.

Late Saturday, the Shelby County Drug Task Force, Shelbyville SWAT Team and Shelby County Prosecutor’s Office served a warrant at a home in the 1100 block of State Street.

Officers arrested Jason Baxter on charges of dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and corrupt business influence, according to Lt. Michael Turner of the Shelbyville Police Department.

During a search of the home, investigators found a pound of crystal meth, marijuana and prescription pills. They also seized $3,000 in cash and an SUV. The street value for the meth is estimated at $45,000 to $50,000.

Turner called it the “biggest methamphetamine seizure in years and possibly in the biggest in county history.”

The bust was a joint operation involving the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Shelbyville Police Department and Shelby County Prosecutor’s Office.

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