Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

July 31, 2013

Warrant service yields meth lab, arrest

By Michael R. Moser
Editor

— A Cumberland County man being sought on a warrant for failure to appear in court now faces additional woes in court after the arresting officer discovered components of a methamphetamine lab in the cabin where the arrest was made.

Adam Brian Smith, 32, 13 O-Camp Dr., was arrested Thursday on an attachment for failure to appear in Cumberland County General Sessions Court, and now faces a new charge of initiation of the manufacture of methamphetamine, according to Sgt. Jason Elmore's report. The arrest was made by members of the sheriff's department's CNET squad.

Smith was being sought on an attachment for failure to appear in General Sessions Court July 11 to answer charges of initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of meth, simple possession/casual exchange of meth, two counts of simple possession/casual exchange, criminal impersonation, resisting a stop, arrest or search and possession of drug paraphernalia.

His bond had been set by Judge Larry Warner at $149,000.

CNET deputies had information that Smith was the O-Camp Rd. cabin and when officers heard movement in the cabin, with Smith refusing to answer the door, they forced entry into the cabin.

They found Smith lying in a bed in the one-room cabin, with a camouflaged duffel bag lying about eight feet from the door. Inside were components commonly associated with the clandestine manufacture of meth, Elmore wrote in his report.

Bond on the new meth charge was set at $51,000.