Three Cottage Hills residents are accused of distributing methamphetamine from a salvage yard, according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.
The charges come after authorities say they conducted a two-week investigation of the salvage yard, located at 800 W. MacArthur Ave. in Cottage Hills. The sheriff’s office says the business has used different names, including Tinnon Motors, J&L Salvage and 140 Auto Parts.
Authorities say they searched the junkyard on Wednesday and seized methamphetamine, firearms and paraphernalia associated with the distribution of narcotics.
Five were taken into custody by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday; two were questioned and later released from custody with charges pending. Three Cottage Hills residents were formally charged Thursday: Larry B. Tinnon, Lee Anne Edwards and Daniel W. Allsman.
Authorities identified Tinnon, 57, as the business manager or operator of the salvage yard. He was charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession with intent to deliver and two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Tinnon’s bail was set at $300,000.
Edwards, 35, who was said to be living in a recreational vehicle at the location, was charged with unlawful delivery or possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine. Edwards’ bail was set at $60,000.
Allsman, 39, who reportedly lived with Edwards, was charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine. His bail was set at $20,000.
All three suspects remained in the Madison County Jail as of Thursday.