Volume 53, Number 47

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Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, November 24, 2016

Clean up crew removes toxic chemicals in Greenbriar Community

Clean up crew removes toxic chemicals in Greenbriar CommunityOn Saturday, Nov. 6, the Pickett County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a possible meth lab in the Greenbriar Community. When deputies arrived, they spoke with the property owner and at the homeowner’s request, Deputies Steve Wilber, Wayne Clayborn, certified CLAN officer, Elbert “Chico” Conner, Sgt. Jeff Flowers, and Sheriff Dana E. Dowdy searched the home and property. They found traces of where methamphetamine had been cooked in the vacant home and after searching the entire property, they found components of a methamphetamine lab. A clean up crew was called in to remove the toxic chemicals. No arrests have been made at this time, but there is an ongoing investigation.
Sheriff Dowdy made the following statement, “If you own buildings on your property, such as a cabin or even a barn, pay attention and check them often. If you suspect any illegal activity on your property, pleas