Scott Co. said it made biggest meth bust in its history

WINFIELD, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Winfield man faces federal charges following what authorities are calling the largest meth bust in the history of Scott Co.

Robert Tilley is responsible for approximately 100 pounds of methamphetamine ice, according to Drug Agent Kris Lewallen. A federal indictment charges him with Conspiracy to Distribute Schedule I Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine Ice) and Possession of a Firearm in a Commission of a Drug Felony.

Lisa Stephens was also arrested. She faces state charges of Felony Possession of Schedule II (Methamphetamine Ice) for Resale, Felony Possession of Schedule VI (Marijuana) for Resale, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Handgun), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

The Scott Co. Sheriff's Office said it has been investigating Tilley since 2009.

Two people running at Winfield City Park told Local 8 News that they were surprised how much meth was found. They've both seen the impact of drugs in the community though.

"That's pretty shocking for Scott County. That seems like something a big city would have. That's probably a lot easier to hide something like that in a small community," said Jeff Trammel, who lives in Oneida.

Dustin Lay says he's worried about raising his children in a world where drugs touch so many families.

"All we can do is pray, and try to raise them the best that I possibly can with their mother, and hope that they make the right decisions and don't ever head down that path," said Dustin Lay.

Terri Doran has known Tilley for more than 15 years, and even worked alongside him for a time. She was really surprised to see him on the news.

"It's amazing, it's heartbreaking to hear. It really is. It was a shock to me," said Doran.

Lisa Stephens

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