Roger Lee Hunt, age 52, and Nathan Paul Atwell, age 30, both of Iron City, were arrested on Saturday, September 7th on multiple drug and firearm charges after a traffic stop on Middle Butler Creek Road.
The report filed by Deputy Tyler McKenzie states that he pulled over a green Ford Ranger driven by Hunt, and informed Hunt that he had an arrest warrant out of Lauderdale County, Alabama and was being placed under arrest. Hunt allegedly got back in the vehicle and began driving down Middle Butler Road. Hunt then allegedly stopped his vehicle at his home, where Deputy McKenzie placed him under arrest. The report goes on to state that two loaded weapons, a .22 bolt action rifle and a .20 gauge shotgun pump action shotgun, were in plain view inside the vehicle. K9 Eryk then showed a positive alert on the vehicle, and a search of the vehicle allegedly revealed 13.2 grams of methamphetamine, a half pill of Buprenorphine, digital scales, a syringe, rolling papers, a meth pipe, and three marijuana pipes. Hunt also allegedly had a small amount of marijuana in his pants pocket. Found inside the toolbox of the vehicle was an unloaded .12 gauge shotgun.
Atwell, the passenger in the vehicle, who is allegedly a convicted felon, was also charged due to the fact that neither he nor Hunt would claim the drugs or drug paraphernalia. Atwell’s vehicle, a 1993 Chevy Camaro, was parked at Hunt’s residence and was searched after obtaining Atwell’s consent. Deputy McKenzie allegedly recovered a meth pipe from inside Atwell’s vehicle.
Hunt was arrested on charges of warrant of arrest for crime in another state, resisting arrest, possession of a firearm during a dangerous felony, simple possession of schedule III Buprenorphine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a prohibited weapon, simple possession of schedule VI marijuana, felony evading arrest, driving while in possession of meth, and manufacture/delivery/sale/or possession of methamphetamine. He was booked into the Wayne County Jail on $137,000.00 bond.
Atwell was arrested on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, simple possession of schedule III Buprenorphine, manufacture/delivery/sale/or possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the Wayne County Jail on $155,000.00 bond.