published Monday, January 27th, 2014

Terry Honeycutt guilty on most counts in meth trial

Jurors today found Terry Michael Honeycutt guilty of 11 of 14 counts he sold vast quantities of a product used in the making of methamphetamine.

Honeycutt will be sentenced May 12.

Federal prosecutors said Honeycutt sold Polar Pure, a water purification product that is nearly 100 iodine, from the Brainerd Army Store between 2008 and 2011. Iodine is a key ingredient in some methods of making meth. Polar Pure sales went from two bottles to 21,000 bottles, prosecutors said.

The trial was held in U.S. District Judge Harry S. "Sandy" Mattice's courtroom.

Read more in tomorrow's Times Free Press.

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Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...

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