Meth lab discovered in Union City
Posted: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 9:07 pm
Seven people were charged after Union City police discovered an active meth lab inside a local apartment.
Police responded to 711 South Sunswept Drive on Sunday after receiving a tip that someone smelled what they believed to be methamphetamine cooking, possibly in Apt. 3, according to a Union City Police Department report.
An officer reported that as soon as he entered the area, he could smell an odor he immediately recognized as being associated with the meth-manufacturing process.
As police knocked on the apartment door, one person fled the residence and left the back door open. From the back door, police could see items associated with the manufacture of meth and detected “a very strong odor,” according to the report.
Police secured the apartment and obtained a search warrant.
During their search, police found an active meth lab in the bathroom, along with all the ingredients to manufacture meth in the kitchen and finished product.
Police reported seven suspects were charged with the alleged promotion of meth, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (meth) and initiation of the process to manufacture meth.
They included Charles Eugene Jimerson, 44, of 702 North Division St., Union City; Travis Lynn Fraley, 28, of 220 East Gibbs St., Union City; Joseph Leon Willyard Jr., 42, Gloria Denise Willyard, 51, and Waylon Dwight Willyard, 18, all of 711 South Sunswept Drive, Apt. 3, Union City; Thomas Christopher Morton, 25, of 305 West Gibbs St., Union City; and Anita Gale Barner, 49, of 702 North Division St., Union City.
A clean-up crew from Nashville was called to the scene to destroy hazardous items, according to the report.
Published in The Messenger 7.13.10