Two arrested in Rhea County’s largest Meth Bust

Suspects Rebecca Christine Stampe (36) and Byran Keith Shahan (34) submitted

Around 4:30 PM, Wednesday, November 15, the Rhea County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at 155 Pinhook Road in Spring City where they found approximately 520 grams of methamphetamine in 18 separate bags, four ounces of high grade marijuana, four rifles, two pistols and $7,000.00 in cash.

The raid was part of a six-month investigation that amounting to the largest meth bust in the county’s history.

“It feels really good,” stated lead Detective Charlie Jenkins of the Rhea County Sheriff’s Department.  “It feels like we hit a home run on this one.”

“I first received information (about Stampe) back in June.  At that particular time she was living by the high school, she recently moved to Pinhook Road,” said Jenkins.

Scales, meth pipes, grinders, and weapons were found in the same area of the drugs.  A boy and a small girl were also living at the residence.

Detective Charlie Jenkins, RCSD

“They can ruin people’s lives and profit from it.  Drugs are rampant out there.  They don’t play by any rules, but we have lots of regulations (to bring them to justice),” says Jenkins.

“It’s a hard fight, but it’s one worth fighting, and we’re not gonna quit,” Jenkins adds.

The two are currently being held at Rhea County Jail without bond.

They have been charged with a litany of offenses including Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Manufacture Delivery Sale or Possession of Methamphetamine 520 grams, and Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia Uses and Activities.

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