Volume 53, Number 29

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, July 21, 2016

Routine traffic stop leads to mobile meth lab seizure

Routine traffic stop leads  to mobile meth lab seizurey: AMANDA HILL BOND, Publisher

Pickett County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Dana Dowdy conducted a routine traffic stop on a 1983 Black Chevy truck Sunday, June 13th and found a meth lab in back of this truck.
Jonathan L. Edmonds, 19, 107 Adams Lane, is being charged with manufacturing meth, possession of drug paraphernalia and seat belt law.
The truck stayed parked on the side of road for several hours until a hazardous materials clean up crew came to dispose of the chemicals.
Buddy Chaffin, Agent of the Tennessee Governor's Meth Taskforce, was on hand with the Meth truck to help deputies with the detection and processing of the meth lab.
Other officers assisting Deputy Dowdy were Pickett County Deputy Steve Wilbur, DEA Clan Lab Certified Officer Chico Conner, and Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Neil Matthews.

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