According to a news release from the Martin Co Sheriff’s Office, a married couple were arrested over the weekend on drug related charges. On Saturday, Martin Co. 911 received an anonymous tip about possible drug activity at the residence of 47-year-old Andrew Wells and his wife 42-year-old Paula Wells in the Tomahawk community of Martin Co. The caller wanted to remain anonymous, but told dispatch they had previously gave Andrew Wells a ride to buy products commonly used to make meth. Martin Co. Deputy David Adams responded to the scene and located Andrew Wells and asked for permission to search the residence, to which Mr. Wells denied. Deputy Adams then asked Andrew’s wife, Paula for permission to search the residence, which she consented. Deputies found what they believed to be meth in a syringe. They also found drain cleaner, Sudafed, batteries, tubing system attached to a jar lid and suspected finished product loaded in syringes in the home. Deputies added that Andrew Wells’ speech was slurred and his eyes were glossy. Both Andrew and his wife Paula were placed under arrest and charged with the following:
* Andrew was charged with public intoxication, drug paraphernalia, manufacturing methamphetamine, 1st-offense unlawful possession of meth precursor and 1st-degree, first offense possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).
* Paula was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, 1st-offense unlawful possession of meth precursor and 1st-degree, first offense possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).
Both were lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.