Man Authorities Say Made Daily Ice Meth Deliveries To Chattanooga Is Facing Federal Charges

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A man who police say was making daily ice meth deliveries to Chattanooga is facing federal charges.

Martin Dodge is charged with conspiracy to sell drugs and in using a firearm while doing so.

Police were contacted by a confidential source (CS) on May 1, saying that "TJ" Sims and "Marty" (later identified as Martin Dodge) were staying at the Comfort Inn on Williams Street in Chattanooga, Tennessee was were in possession of four ounces of "ice" methamphetamine.

The CS said that "TJ" was driving a red Nissan Sentra and "Marty" was driving a black Dodge Charger.

Police drove to Comfort Inn on Williams Street and observed a black Dodge Charger parked on the lot. The red Nissan Sentra was stopped on Williams Street and Sims was driving without a license.

A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of approximately five ounces of ice meth.

Sims said he had purchased the methamphetamine recovered from Dodge and another individual. He said Dodge had been making trips to Chattanooga delivering six to eight ounces of ice methamphetamine on a daily basis for several months. Simes also confirmed that Dodge was driving the black Dodge Charger rental car parked at the Comfort Inn.

A surveillance team was established on the lot of the Comfort Inn on Williams Street. At  approximately 6:45 p.m., officers saw Dodge leave the hotel in the Dodge Charger along with two passengers. After the vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of WilliamsStreet and 25th Street, an officer initiated a traffic stop.

Dodge was removed from the vehicle. He told the officers that there was a gun in the trunk. The vehicle was searched and officers recovered two guns and approximately one ounce of ice methamphetamine in the trunk of the vehicle.

Dodge said the drugs and the guns were his. He later admitted that he possessed the guns because he had recently been shot and robbed during a drug transaction.


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