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WCSD discovers meth labs

WCSD discovers meth labs

An apparent meth lab outside of Martin has led to the arrest of three people.
According to a press release issued by the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department, the WCSD, along with the Martin Police Department, executed a search warrant Tuesday at 200 Hamm Road, near Highway 22 at the Industrial Road exit in Martin.
After entry into the home, officers allegedly found three people with finished methamphetamine, as well as equipment and ingredients in various stages of meth production, according to the release.
Arrested in the incident were Kegan Tyler Blaine Hatley of 200 Hamm Road; Christopher Lee Payne of Travis Road; and Amy Marie Mitchel of Highway 118 in Dresden.
Hatley was charged with manufacture of methamphetamine, promotion of meth manufacture, possession of Schedule II (meth) with intent to resale, possession of marijuana and aggravated child abuse.
The child abuse charge stems from the presence of a three year old in the house on Hamm Road during the alleged manufacture of meth.
Payne’s charges were similar to Hatley, with the exception of an active warrant for violation of probation from Circuit Court.
Mitchel was charged with manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of Schedule II with intent to resale, possession of marijuana and promotion of meth manufacture.
The case is still under investigation and officers expect to make more arrests.
A meth lab response truck from the Tennessee Meth Task Force assisted in the clean up of the apparent meth lab.

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