A joint city/county police investigation and resulting raid on a Westel community residence recently netted the arrest of one suspect wanted on unrelated charges, and the seizure of a clandestine methamphetamine lab, stolen four-wheeler and other property. Charges will be presented to an upcoming session of the Cumberland County Grand Jury.

Crossville Police Det. Kendall Hargis contacted sheriff's department investigators after developing information concerning the activities of a Westel Rd. resident, according to Sheriff Butch Burgess. Hargis, Sheriff's Investigator Ben Waller and others then consulted with Assistant District Attorney Mark Gore and secured a search warrant which they carried out on July 23 at the William Joseph Eaton residence.

The resulting search netted a workable meth lab, a stolen four-wheeler, stolen lab coat reported missing in a July 8 report, a forged Tennessee driver's license, a quantity of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. In addition, investigators found firearms in the residence along with a woman identified as Donielle Roysdon who was wanted on unspecified warrants.

As a result of the raid, Roysdon now faces a new charge of possession of a controlled substance. Potential charges Eaton could be facing include manufacture of methamphetamine, two counts of theft, forgery and possession of marijuana, Waller said.

Waller added that the investigation is continuing.

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