Crossville Police responding to a report of a fire last week didn't find flames but they did report finding components for a clandestine methamphetamine lab that has resulted in the arrest of three persons.
Charged with promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine are Eddie L. Hood, 19, Bradley James Norris, 18 and Desiree R. Thibedeau, 19, all of 245 Genesis Rd., Apt. 201. In addition, Norris is charged with simple possession of marijuana. All three appeared in Cumberland County General Sessions Court on July 28 and their cases were continued to Aug. 25.
Hood is represented by Kevin Poore; Norris by Earl Patton; and Thibedeau is represented by the Public Defender's Office.
Police were dispatched to the Genesis Rd. apartment complex on July 23 shortly before 10 p.m. on a report of a fire and were met by Hood and Thibedeau who told officers they had just arrived home, felt the door to their apartment and found it to be hot, according to Ptl. Dustin Lester's report.
The couple also reported observing smoke coming from their apartment.
Police entered the unit but did not find a fire or smell smoke. They did find a marijuana pipe on a night stand, Lester wrote.
A resulting search of the apartment yielded police empty packages of suphedrine, lithium batteries, small bags and coffee filters.
The two were taken into custody as was Norris who arrived during the search.