Two Charged in Meth Lab Investigation

March 12, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page
Jerry Henry AKA Bug Goff
Rhonda Goff
Clinton Lane Cope
Tiffany Shenea Hobbs

The Sheriff's Department arrested two people last week in a meth lab investigation.

33 year old Jerry Henry AKA Bug Goff and 27 year old Rhonda Joy Goff are each charged with initiation of a process to manufacture methamphetamine. Jerry Goff is also charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. Bond amounts are $85,000 for Jerry and $50,000 for Rhonda and they will be in court March 15.

Sheriff Patrick Ray reports that on Thursday, March 8, Jerry and Rhonda Goff were found at their residence at 257 Toad Road with numerous components including Coleman propane fuel, lighter fluid, acetone, blend fuel, propane cooking heads, lithium batteries, coffee filters, cold packs, rubber tubing, mason jars, lye, funnels, glass dishes, and 310 grams of pseudoephedrine, a key component in the manufacture of meth. Officers also found in the home a loaded nine millimeter Rugar handgun belonging to Goff, who is a convicted felon.

According to Sheriff Ray, the arrests were the result of an investigation by sheriff's department drug detectives into the manufacture of methamphetamine. A search warrant was obtained on March 7 and executed at the Goff residence on March 8.

22 year old Clinton Lane Cope of Midway Road, Smithville is charged with domestic assault. His bond is $5,000 and he will be in court March 15. Sheriff Ray reports that on Monday, March 5, a deputy responded to a domestic complaint involving two victims at a residence on Midway Road. After speaking to all parties involved, it was determined that Cope was the primary aggressor. Cope said he became angry and kicked in a bedroom door, destroying several items. The officer saw broken glass and picture frames on the floor and tables flipped over. One of the victims had bruising from an assault two weeks prior. The victim said that Cope had threatened to kill her and another victim, by cutting their throats. One of the victims said the reason Cope was mad was because he wanted her medication.

Joe Leonard Marlar of Goodner Lane, Alexandria is charged with driving under the influence. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court March 15. According to Sheriff Ray, on Tuesday, March 6 an officer got behind a vehicle on Highway 70 west for failing to maintain lane of travel and speeding through a school zone at 60 miles per hour. The deputy activated his lights and sirens and made the traffic stop. Upon speaking with the driver, Marlar, the deputy noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on Marlar's person. Marlar said he had consumed two beers and had taken prescription medication. Marlar submitted to but performed poorly on several field sobriety tasks. He submitted to a blood alcohol test.

22 year old Tiffany Shenea Hobbs of West Main Street, Liberty is charged with introduction of drugs into a penal institution. Her bond is $3,500 and she will be in court on March 15. Sheriff Ray reports that Hobbs was arrested for failure to appear and violation of probation and brought to the jail on Tuesday, March 6. During a strip search, one of the corrections officers noticed a cellophane pack in Hobbs' body cavity. The package contained two orange pills believed to be suboxone, a schedule III controlled substance.

22 year old Eddy Fidel Rangel of Rainwood Drive, Nashville is charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest. His bond is $3,500 and he will be in court on April 5. Sheriff Ray reports that on Saturday, March 10 a deputy was called to Old Highway 53, Liberty on a complaint of an unwanted guest. Rangel was found to be hiding under a pickup truck at the residence of a neighbor. Rangel had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person and he was very unsteady on his feet. His speech was also slurred. Rangel had no place to go. Due to his intoxication and for his safety, Rangel was placed under arrest. The deputy instructed Rangel several times to put his hands behind his back but Rangel refused to comply, throwing his hands up in the air and stating that he wanted to go back into the house. Rangel had to be forcibly placed under arrest.

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