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April 8, 2014

UPDATE: Sheriff releases names of 2 in Elkmont meth bust

— An Elkmont man and a Tennessee man remained jailed on drug charges Tuesday in Limestone County following a bust Monday that required the prison tracking dogs and the sheriff's helicopter.

Heath Dewayne Allison, 38, of 6222 Elkton Pike in Prospect, Tenn., and Randall Thomas Swafford Jr., 33, of 26248 Oak Grove Road in Elkmont, are each charged with first-degree manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, records show.

The two men were arrested Monday afternoon after sheriff's investigators went to Swafford's Oak Grove Road home on a burglary investigation and to check out complaints about possible meth cooking at the home, Sheriff Mike Blakely said. When investigators arrived, they found the two men in an outbuilding, he said. Both fled when they saw the law, the sheriff said. One of the men was immediately apprehended but the

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