E. TN Man Charged In Meth Bust

By: Nikki Boyd
By: Nikki Boyd

(Sevierville) WVLT - A massive meth bust in Sevier County lands one man behind bars.

Authorities there say 30-year-old Lucas Troutman is in jail on a $300,000 bond, after authorities discovered several meth related items on his property.

Troutman was in jail at the time of the seizure, on other meth related charges, stemming from a meth lab bust last week.

A DEA contract hazmat clean up crew was called in after the items were removed from an outbuilding and vehicle on Richardson Cove Road in Sevierville Monday night.

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  • by know luke Location: morristown, tn on Aug 28, 2007 at 11:09 AM
    I have known luke a long time also. I knew luke before he became who he is now and know that he was a very fun person to be around. I hate this for his family as they are wonderful people. addiction is a terrible thing(coming from someone who has been around it) and it will rip apart your family. I also pray for him and his family and hope that things will turn around for him. Luke really is a good person, he is just not making good choices at this time.
  • by relative of luke Location: tennessee on Aug 27, 2007 at 02:24 PM
    i feel luke is exactly where he needs to be. he is getting medical help. as long as his wife is willing to try to help him who are we to condemn her or him. i agree that what he was doing was horrible, but i also know right now luke and his wife need all of our prayers. maybe him getting arrested was a God send to save his life. i love luke , his wife and their baby. i will continue to pray every day for God to do His will, because ultimately our lives are in His hands no matter how we feel.
  • by Anonymous Location: jefferson county on Aug 24, 2007 at 02:33 PM
    this is to anonymous location JC. nobody is saying that what luke did is ok because it is not. i've known luke all my life and i'm certainly not excusing what he did but the person who wrote in from clinton hit the nail on the head explaining how addiction works. a person with addiciton is not able to look outside the box to see what is going on. anybody can say that he knew what he was doing but until someone goes through addiction themselves or knows someone close to them who has an addiction they will never understand how it works. someone with an addiction is not their real self. i wish people would learn more about it before they cast out comments like yours. he is a real person just like you and me but he has a made a horrible mistake that i know he realizes now. but if you do not know him or did not know the person he was before the addiction, please do not throw out comments like that. remember that he has a family that is hurting and comments like that do not help at all.
  • by Outsider lookin in Location: Clinton on Aug 23, 2007 at 11:32 PM
    Addiction is a powerful tool. It takes more than you will ever know to break it and keep it down. Its also hard to watch a loved one go through it. Best thing anyone can do is give it to God and pray for his divine intervention. Where wives and children are involved, take yourself and your kids to God and he will heal your pain. After the fact, its too late to throw stones either way.....He that is without sin cast the first stone....Sound familiar?
  • by anonymous Location: jc on Aug 23, 2007 at 01:10 PM
    Come on guys, how about some personal responsibilty here. He knew what he was doing now he has to suffer the consequences. If a guy driving drunk wrecks and kills someone, does it make it ok because he had an addiction?
  • by anonymous Location: Sevierville on Aug 23, 2007 at 09:44 AM
    I am familiar with both sides of this situation. I have known Luke for a while and I know his wife also. I feel for the family during this difficult time and I pray that God be with them and that the people in their lives will give them the support that they all need instead of being judgemental and one sided. Please let this family work out their own problems and support them in their decisions.
  • by Anonymous Location: jefferson county on Aug 22, 2007 at 10:50 AM
    obviously jessica you know nothing about addiction. maybe you should read up on it before you judge somebody. people with an addiction don't mean to hurt their families. the drug takes over their control and they have to have it. I have known luke for a long time and i'm sure that you have probably done things in your life that you're not proud of and wish you could change. i know luke loves his baby and now realizes that he made the biggest mistake of his life.
  • by Charles Location: Jefferson city on Aug 21, 2007 at 08:57 PM
    ok jessica dont live in a glass house and throw rocks. Judge not!! im sure you know nothing about the situation.
  • by Jessica Location: Seymour on Aug 21, 2007 at 06:18 PM
    I honestly think this guy is a complete idiot he is my cousin's husband(soon to be ex), but he has a kid thats turning one years old the 25th of this month and another baby on the way!!! He is a complete idiot!! I hope he spends the rest of his life in jail!!!


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