Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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August 6, 2012

Tip leads to meth lab; charges pending against couple

CROSSVILLE — Sheriff's deputies acting on a tip last Thursday discovered a working clandestine methamphetamine lab and briefly questioned a man and woman in connection with the incident. Evidence is to be presented to a future session of the Cumberland County Grand Jury.

Deputies were dispatched to the 600 block of Genesis Rd. after it was alleged the residence was the site of illegal drug activity, according to Deputy David Moore's report.

When he and Deputy Danny Stone arrived at the house, they were met by the man and woman who lived at the residence. After explaining why the officers were there, deputies were given permission to search the premises.

In a utility room closet, components and items used in the manufacture of meth were found. The Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force was called to the scene to handle the hazardous material that officers found and the two were released after questioning.

Moore wrote that cases against the pair will be presented to a future grand jury.

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