Thursday, January 17, 2013
Weaver Pike Meth Arrests
What started as an investigation into a stolen laptop ended with a meth bust. When Sullivan County officers responded to a home on Weaver Pike in Bristol, they were told by the victim and a man named James Vestal that the suspect, John Carrier, was hiding in an out building next door. Officers found Carrier as well as an active meth lab. At that point, Vice and Narcotics joined in and noticed a strong chemical odor inside the adjoining home and asked to search the property. Detectives found Brandy Moretz, hiding in the shower as she had an outstanding warrant for Violation of Probation. Deputies determined John Carrier (the original laptop suspect), Brandy Moretz and James Vestal (the man with the victim as police arrived) are all involved in manufacturing methamphetamine. They face a number of methamphetamine related charges.