What started out as a robbery call for Blount County, Tennessee deputies turned into a discovery of two methamphetamine labs. About 3 a.m. on May 20, the deputies responded to a house in the 600 block of Equestrian Circle in Seymour about a robbery; however, the deputies found no one in the home.
As the deputies continued their investigation, they located what they believed to be a meth lab inside the house. The 5th Judicial Drug Task Force was called out and the lab was confirmed. The task force notified the Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force, which responded to dispose of the lab and all associated hazardous materials. Meth was located inside the residence, as well.
In a wooded area behind the house, deputies discovered four people who were allegedly hiding from authorities. Another person was found walking along a roadway not far from the house. All five were arrested and are currently in the Blount County jail.
On the afternoon of May 20, drug investigators returned to the house to continue the investigation. They contacted the people in a home next door and allegedly received consent to search that house. According to investigators, the second meth lab was found in that residence. This lab was determined to be inactive. Again, the Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force disposed of that lab.
A 3-year-old was found in the second home and was placed in the care and custody of the Department of Child Services. She had to be decontaminated at the hospital, as did two women and one man. The women were released, but the man was arrested. Both houses have been quarantined. Four of the six men who were arrested face various drug manufacturing charges, while the other two are being held on warrants from other jurisdictions.
If you have been arrested for similar charges, contact a Tennessee drug attorney as soon as possible. You have rights that need to be protected and an attorney will do so. You will also learn more about how your attorney will defend you in court to get the best possible outcome in your case.
Source: thedailytimes.com, "BREAKING Suspects identified in meth lab bust" No author given, May. 22, 2013