Volume 54, Number 3

ten pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, January 19, 2017

Deputies find rolling meth lab during traffic stop

Deputies find rolling meth lab during traffic stopOn February 16, 2012, Chief Deputy Steve Wilber was patrolling on Old Livingston Highway, and noticed a vehicle with no license plate.


Chief Wilber made the stop, and as he approached the vehicle, he smelled a strong odor coming from the vehicle. Chief Wilber suspected the odor to be related to methamphetamines. He got consent to search the vehicle and found a rolling meth lab.

Tommy Ray Crabtree, 40, 376 Joe May Speck Road of Monroe, was charged with Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Possession of Schedule II Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Driving on Suspended License. Tosha R. Hayes, 31, 420 Joe May Speck Road of Monroe, was charged with Possession of Schedule II Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Resale.


Pickett County Sgt. Jeff Flowers, Deputy Jerry Governale, and Deputy Brandon Koger assisted Chief Wilber in the stop.

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