Meth lab busted in OC
Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 10:58 pm
The Messenger, January 8, 2013
A meth lab was raided early Monday by the Obion County Sheriff’s Department and a South Fulton woman is being held in the Obion County Law Enforcement Complex facing four drug-related charges, according to Chief Deputy Kent Treece.
A sheriff’s deputy was attempting to locate a suspect shortly after 9 a.m. Monday at 4113 Billy Jolley Road, just south of South Fulton. While at the residence he observed a burn pile adjacent to the property with materials consistent with meth, according to Treece.
Denesa Nan Gatewood, 52, of 4113 Billy Jolley Road was questioned about the suspect being sought and about the burn pile on the property. She was secured by the deputy and a search warrant was obtained for the residence.
Treece said officers with the 27th Judicial District Drug Task Force were called in to assist with the investigation. Discovered at the scene were meth lab components and a “significant amount” of finished product, according to Treece. He said the scene was cleared, the lab was dismantled and Ms. Gatewood was charged with possession of a schedule II substance (meth), simple possession, promotion of the manufacture of meth and manufacture of a controlled substance (meth).
She is currently being held at the Obion County Law Enforcement Complex and was scheduled to be arraigned before General Sessions Judge Jimmy Smith at 1 p.m. today.