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Kingsport men nabbed at new Weigel's allegedly with 25.5 grams of meth

Jeff Bobo • Updated Aug 6, 2019 at 1:03 PM

ROGERSVILLE – Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two Kingsport men early Thursday morning who allegedly went to the new Weigel's in Allandale to sell meth.

HCSO Det. Gary Lawson stated in his report he'd received information that Preston Lee Franklin and Kevin Andre Altizer would be coming to the Weigel's on Stone Drive in a silver Honda Civic shortly after 3 a.m. Thursday in possession of meth.

When deputies approached Franklin and Altizer at the gas pumps, Franklin reportedly fled on foot carrying his phone in one hand and a baggy in the other.

Upon being take into custody Franklin was allegedly found in possession of a baggy containing 25.5 grams of them, which has a street value of about $2,500.

Altizer told deputies he had a handgun in his waistband. 

Upon being searched Franklin was allegedly found in possession of a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson pistol.

Altizer reportedly told the HCSO that he agreed to give Franklin a ride to Weigel's to sell meth to an unknown male.

In exchange being the driver Altizer admitted he was to receive $20 and a “teen”, which is a slang term for 1.5 grams of meth. 

Frankin, 24, 2462 Idle Hour Road Kingsport was charged with possession of meth with intent to deliver and evading arrest.

Altizer, 26, 1009 Wateree street, Kingsport was charged with possession of meth with intent to deliver and possession of a firearm during commission of a dangerous felony. 

Altizer’s vehicle was also seized by the HCSO.

Both were arraigned Monday in Sessions Court, and were set for preliminary hearing on Aug 19.

Franklin was released on $100,000 bond, and as of Tuesday Altizer remained held on $75,000 bond. 

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