Two Rogersville women arrested on meth charges following traffic stop

Widner and Cox

HAWKINS COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents arrested two Rogersville women after a methamphetamine was found during a traffic stop.

According to a HCSO news release, narcotics agents saw a 1998 Ford Ranger traveling on Locust Street in Rogersville on Sept. 25, and pulled over the truck when they saw it stop in the middle of the lane.

Passengers of the vehicle were identified as Ronema D. Widner and Farrah L. Cox.

A K-9 unit alerted deputies to the passenger door area about an odor of a controlled substance.

Widner was found in possession of a quantity of baggies with around 1.5 grams of methamphetamine “ice.”

According to the release, Cox had set up a drug deal with a supplier and had conducted the drug transaction where two people had obtained methamphetamine.

Widner and Cox were arrested and taken to the Hawkins County Jail where they remain pending a preliminary hearing.

Cox reportedly has a previous history of being involved with methamphetamine.

She was convicted in 2006 in Greene County for felony offense of promoting the manufacture of methamphetamine and in 2010 in Hancock County for felony offense of possession of methamphetamine.

An investigation is ongoing and additional people are expected to be charged, according to the release.

Widner was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.

Cox was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.

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