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Task Force nets 2 meth arrests

The battle against meth continues in Calhoun and Liberty counties with another arrest this week. Vern McCombs, 58, of Bristol, has been charged with manufacture and possession of meth. According to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Lt. Mark Mallory of the CCSO and Calhoun/Liberty Drug Task Force, alerted authorities in Bristol that he was following a vehicle into Liberty County on SR 20. Lt. Mallory advised Dakota Bright was behind the wheel of a black Honda Civic and he had just purchased pseudo ephedrine pills from a Blountstown pharmacy. These pills are used in the manufacture of meth. Lt. Mallory followed Bright into Bristol, then watched as he stopped at a store and gave a yellow bag to a man in an older model pickup. Deputies Duncan Rudd and Chad Smith conducted a traffic stop on the truck and McCombs was behind the wheel. He consented to a search and a small tin was found with meth residue. The bag of pseudo ephedrine was also recovered. A search of his residence ensued, turning up meth and the chemicals used to manufacture the drug. McCombs allegedly stated Bright knew the pills were to be used to make meth and that he would receive some at the completion of the cooking process. Bright was subsequently charged with drug narcotics offenses. For more crime news, check out this week’s print edition.

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