A suspected meth dealer who was arrested on drug charges Sunday, February 5th was busted again for similar offenses four days later after he tried to outrun the law in his pickup truck and crashed in Cannon County
39 year old Andy Joe Certain of Bright Hill Road, Smithville is charged with evading arrest, possession of methamphetamine for sale and delivery (2 counts), driving while in possession of methamphetamine, possession of a schedule II & IV controlled substance, and unlawful carrying of a weapon. He was also cited for driving on a revoked license, running stop signs, driving while roadways laned for travel (illegal crossing of highway center lines), and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond is $50,000 and his court date is March 2.
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Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Thursday, February 9 a deputy tried to stop a green Ford Ranger on Miller Lane in Smithville but when the officer turned on his emergency equipment (lights) the truck failed to stop. The deputy started a pursuit which continued to Banks Pisgah Road and on into Cannon County. Along the way, the driver, Certain threw items out of his truck window including a camouflage backpack. The truck crashed at the intersection of Purser Hill Road and Half Acre Road in Cannon County. Certain was found to have been in possession of methamphetamine (3 individual baggies weighing .10 grams, .57 grams, and 11.2 grams), morphine (8 pills), and xanax (9 pills). The meth field tested positive. Also found were several individual baggies, a set of scales believed to have been used in the sale and delivery process, and a 32 caliber handgun which was in the backpack that Certain had thrown out of the truck. Certain, convicted of aggravated assault in June, 2003, is not legally allowed to carry a weapon.
Four days earlier on Sunday, February 5th, a deputy found Certain with pills, paraphernalia, and baggies of methamphetamine for sale while answering a routine noise disturbance call. In that case, Certain was charged with possession of methamphetamine for sale or delivery. He was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession of a schedule IV drug (Xanax). His bond is $15,000 and his court date is March 2.
Sheriff Ray said that on Sunday, February 5 a deputy responded to the Loop Circle due to a noise disturbance call. Upon arrival at the residence the officer spoke with Certain. Knowing that Certain had an active warrant against him, the officer placed Certain under arrest. After obtaining consent to search his bedroom, the deputy found several hypodermic syringes and spoons with residue along with four individual baggies which held rock like substances which weighed 2.88 grams, 3.52 grams, 3.53 grams, and 3.54 grams and field tested positive for methamphetamine. Fourteen pills believed to be Xanax, three sets of scales, a box of sandwich baggies and a grinder were also found. While walking out of the residence, the officer also spotted on the center console of Certain’s truck another small baggie containing what appeared to be the same rock like substance which weighed 0.29 grams and field tested positive for meth.