Crimetracker: Mount Caramel man faces methamphetamine-related charges

The Hawkins County Sheriff’s narcotics officers have been conducting an ongoing narcotics investigation pertaining to the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

During the investigation, narcotics officers utilized the Tennessee Methamphetamine and Pharmaceutical Pseudoephedrine Purchase Database as well as the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEX) database to determine Brandon Howe Ramey, 21, of Mount Caramel, Tenn. had been making frequent and suspicious purchases of pseudoephedrine.

Pseudoephedrine is the main precursor and a necessary ingredient in the manufacturing process of methamphetamine.

On Saturday, sheriff’s narcotics officers made contact with Ramey in reference to his frequent pseudoephedrine purchases. Throughout further investigation, it was determined that Ramey had been purchasing pseudoephedrine for approximately two years, which he purchased and provided for the sole purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine.

Ramey was placed in custody on the below listed charge, and he is currently lodged in the Hawkins County Jail under a $75,000.00 bond. Ramey is scheduled for a Monday court date.

The investigation is ongoing and additional defendants are possible.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2016 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 194672871 -
Gray Television, Inc.