Pound police have initiated multiple actions over the weekend that resulted in the seizure of three firearms related to crystal methamphetamine trafficking, about $1,200 in cash from the sale of so-called "ice" and about 60 grams of crystal meth with a street value of $6,000.
Pound Police Chief Tony Baker issued an announcement Monday morning about the actions, which included arrests of two individuals from Tennessee.
On Saturday, May 18, Pound Police Detective Tim McAfee initiated a traffic stop on a Nissan truck owned by Michael Shane Icenhour, 30, of Bristol, Tenn., at the North Fork intersection on U.S. 23 in Pound. Icenhour’s girlfriend, Stephanie Nicole “Nikki” Beavers, 27, of Madisonville, Tenn., also was in the vehicle.
Text messages from their cell phone indicated that Icenhour and Beavers had planned to travel from Tennessee to Virginia to deliver a large quantity of crystal meth, Baker said in his release. A firearm also was recovered from Icenhour’s vehicle.
Pound officers secured 13 felony warrants on Icenhour and Beavers. The specific charges were not identified. Both were on probation from Sullivan County, Tenn., for meth offenses, Baker said. Currently, the two are being held without bond in the Duffield regional jail.
Two other Pound officers and three Wise County Sheriffs Office deputies arrived immediately at the scene and assisted in the investigation and seizure of items, Baker also said.
A total of 15 felony charges were placed by Pound officers related to illegal drug activity over the weekend.
If anyone has any information involving the manufacturing, selling, trafficking of methamphetamine, contact Baker or McAfee at 276/298-7020 or use the anonymous tip line via the town's website.