Grove Sun

JAY – A Grove man has been arrested after officers discovered items in his residence used to manufacture methamphetamines.

Timmy Edward Pinkley, 35, of Grove, has been arrested and could face charges of manufacturing a controlled substance, possessing drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and maintaining a dwelling where controlled dangerous substances are used, kept or sold.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed by Delaware County Sheriff’s Captain Ron Teel assigned to the Drug Task Force, Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Hunt contacted him when an odor associated with methamphetamines was detected from the home where officers had performed a search warrant where a meth lab was found.

Captain Teel and Deputy Hunt were joined by Deputy Michael Lanning, and the three went to the Pinkley home. According to Captain Teel, he too detected the odor coming from the residence. Officers made contact with the homeowner and during a background check, it was discovered that Pinkley had a valid arrest warrant issued for failure to pay his fines after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of larceny of cable television services.

A search of the residence produced items used in the manufacturing of methamphetamines and a clear plastic bag with a substance inside that field tested positive for methamphetamines.

Pinkley has been released on a $26,500 bond. According to Captain Teel, additional charges are pending.