Two Rhea County men are facing drug-related charges after deputies with the Rhea County Sheriff’s Department discovered a stash of methamphetamine while serving a warrant at Boham Road in Dayton.
Eric Caraway, 41, and Dekota Caraway, 27, are facing the charges after being arrested at around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 15.
Deputies were dispatched to the area to serve a warrant on Eric Caraway, according to an arrest report on file at the Rhea County Sheriff’s Department.
“Upon arriving on the scene, deputies observed Eric Caraway looking out a window of the residence,” Rhea County Sheriff’s Department Deputy David Layne said.
A woman answered the door, and Layne said that he informed her that the sheriff’ department had an arrest warrant and deputies were let into the house.
“Upon going inside the residence, a male identified as Dekota Caraway was in a bedroom,” Layne said. “In plain view on the dresser — in the same room Dekota Caraway was in — was a clear container, containing a small amount of a crystal-type substance.”
Deputies eventually located Eric Caraway in a bathroom, the report states.
“I asked him to come out and told him that he was under arrest,” Layne said. “Eric Caraway tried to close the door to keep me from taking him into custody.”
Layne said that he told Eric Caraway to show him his hands, but he did not comply with the deputy’s request.
“I did not know if he was going for a weapon,” Layne said. “He was tazed in order to gain compliance and to take him in to custody.”
Once Eric Caraway was apprehended, deputies said they found two used syringes in the trash can in the bathroom, and deputies began searching other areas of the home.
“Upon searching the rooms, several bags of syringes were found in the closet,” Layne said. “In the dresser, a container was found, containing several used syringes and three glass pipes with residue, along with scales with residue and a spoon with residue.”
Deputies also found several baggies and another set of scales, the report states.
“Deputies asked who the crystal-type substance and needles belonged to,” Layne said. Eric Caraway stated that they were his, but also not his. Dekota Caraway stated they did not belong to him. I was unable to determine who the paraphernalia and crystal-type substance belonged to, so both were arrested and transported to the Rhea County Jail.”
Eric Caraway is facing charges of the manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia; resisting arrest; and violation of probation.
Dekota Caraway is facing charges of the manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Both were booked into the Rhea County Jail, and according to jail records, no bond has yet been set and they were both still incarcerated as of press time Tuesday.