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November 9, 2012

Two arrested on drug charges

— The Limestone County Sheriff’s Department arrested two Athens residents Wednesday on meth-amphetamine-related charges.

Phillip Woodrow Haggenmaker, of 10717 Poplar Point Road, was charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Haggenmaker, 39, is being held on $31,000 bond in the Limestone County Jail.

Tabitha Frieda Harbin, of 14519 Parker Road, was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Harbin, 19, is being held on $5,000 bond in the Limestone County Jail, and she also faces bond revocation by the district attorney’s office.

Haggenmaker and Harbin were in a vehicle that was pulled over in the Athens Walgreens parking lot at 1:38 p.m. by Lt. Josh McLaughlin, a narcotics investigator with the Sheriff’s Department.

McLaughlin had received information that Haggenmaker and Harbin were going to stores throughout Athens and attempting to buy precursors to manufacture methamphetamines.

With the assistance of Mickey Hart, a narcotics officer with the Athens Police Department, Laughlin pulled Haggenmaker’s vehicle over and noticed they were trying to hide items under their clothing, according to Capt. Stanley McNatt of the Sheriff’s Department.

McNatt said Haggenmaker was found in possession of two grams of methamphetamine and precursors to make meth in his vehicle and that he admitted after being interviewed by police that he had bought the precursors to manufacture methamphetamine.

Harbin was asked if she had any narcotics, and she produced two 30-milligram OxyContin pills, according to the incident report.

Haggenmaker and Harbin are both still in jail.

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