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Anonymous tip to LPD leads to drug bust

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What started off as an anonymous tip led to Lebanon Police Officers shutting down methamphetamine production at a Lebanon home on Friday.

After receiving the tip, which alleged that James Davenport, 44, was manufacturing the drug at 113 Clearview Drive, officers searched his name in a national database. Through investigation they were able to see that he had purchased pseudoephedrine – a precursor for manufacturing meth.

Officers responded to the home, which Davenport gave them permission to search. Inside of the shed, officers found items consistent with the manufacturing of meth. Items in the trashcan tested positive for meth. Items used for manufacturing were also found in two burn pits.

Inside of the home, officers found rolling papers, a grinder and what they believed to be marijuana.

Davenport has previous drug arrests, including methamphetamine related charges. He was arrested and charged in with initiation of a process intended to result in the manufacture of methamphetamine, simple possession of schedule VI, and unlawful drug paraphernalia.

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