2 Hudson men called Caldwell County meth suppliers

May. 11, 2013 @ 09:18 AM

Two Hudson men have been arrested in what the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office is characterizing as an organization “supplying a lot of people in Caldwell County with methamphetamine,” according to a news release.

During the investigation, over a half ounce of methamphetamine, a 2010 Chevrolet Z71 truck, digital weighing scales, packaging material, and covert safes were seized. The meth seized has a value over $2,000, the news release said.

The investigation has come to a close, but more arrests are expected, the sheriff’s office said.

Investigators say they think that Kevin Michael Hartley, 29, of 4167 Pioneer Trail was the supplier and that Christopher Scott Haas, 34, of Cannon Place was one of the runners.

The investigation began in December. An undercover bought methamphetamine from Hartley once in December and again in January, the news release said.

Hartley was arrested April 22, and methamphetamine, packaging materials and digital scales were found in the vehicle he was driving, the news release said. Hartley is charged with two counts each of possession with intent to sell/deliver methamphetamine, selling methamphetamine, delivering methamphetamine, and maintaining a vehicle to keep/store a controlled substance. All are felonies. Hartley’s bond was set at $400,000. He is scheduled to appear in Caldwell District Court on Tuesday.

Haas was arrested Wednesday. He is charged with one count each of possession with intent to sell/deliver methamphetamine, selling methamphetamine, and deliver methamphetamine. All are felonies. His bond was set at $25,000. His first appearance hearing in Caldwell District Court was Thursday.