Sheriff: Wanted man found hiding behind house in Martin Co. with drugs

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A wanted man is arrested after he tried to hide from law enforcement officers in Martin County.

David Terry, 37, of Shoals, is charged with possession of meth, possession of marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance.

He also had a warrant for dealing meth out of Lawrence County.

The incident happened on Tuesday afternoon around 1:30 on Mill Road in Shoals.

Martin County Sheriff Travis Roush and Corporal Tyler Reed were patrolling the area when they saw Terry, who had a warrant for his arrest.

Law enforcement officers say Terry ducked behind a vehicle when he saw them, then fled behind the residence. Additional officers were requested to go to their location.

When the sheriff went to the home, he says two other people confirmed the man they saw was Terry.

Terry was located in the woods behind the home and was taken into custody.

Authorities say they located a metal socket with a burnt residue with the smell of marijuana. They say Terry asked a deputy to get his cell phone and coffee cup from a truck.

Deputies located more drugs, including a half gram of meth, a controlled substance, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

He’s being held in the Martin County Jail.

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(This story was originally published on February 20, 2019)

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