published Thursday, May 16th, 2013

2 face July trial on meth charges

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    The Brainerd Army store is located on Brainerd Road in Chattanooga.
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Two men who work at the Brainerd Road Army Store now have a trial date of July 16 set in federal court for charges they sold goods to be used to make methamphetamine.

Tony Dewayne Honeycutt faces a charge of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.

In court documents, prosecutors allege he and his brother, Terry Michael Honeycutt, sold meth-making materials from January 2008 until October 2010.

Tony Honeycutt was scheduled to plead guilty in a November hearing but that hearing was delayed.

The pair's father, Bill Honeycutt, owns the store.

Prosecutors are seeking the 5102 Brainerd Road store to be forfeited and that Terry and Tony Honecutt pay $300,000 if convicted of the charges.

On Tuesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Bill Carter set the trial date when Tony Honeycutt appeared in a hearing in his court. Terry Honeycutt had been in court for an evidentiary hearing Monday, according to court records.

Police allege that the store sold massive quantities of Polar Ice, a product that contains high levels of iodine, which is a chemical commonly used in meth production.

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