WC check yields arrests
Posted: Friday, April 12, 2013 5:00 pm
The Messenger, April 12, 2013
A compliance check on all of the registered sex offenders in Weakley County resulted in the discovery of an active meth lab and the arrests of two suspects on drug-related charges.
Officers from the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department, Martin Police Department, U.S. Marshal Service and the Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole conducted in-home compliance checks Tuesday on all 64 of the registered sex offenders in Weakley County.
During the checks, three people were found not to be in compliance, according to a sheriff’s department press release.
An active meth lab was found inside the residence at 2106 Parks Well Road near Gleason during the compliance check there, the sheriff’s department reported. Arrested were 42-year-old Damion Paul Beam of 2106 Parks Well Road and 23-year-old Jessica Summer Milligan of 120 Carter St., Martin, who have been charged with manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and promotion of meth manufacture.
Sheriff’s investigators quarantined the residence on Parks Well Road. A quarantine is done after evidence is found that meth was actually made inside the house. Once a dwelling is quarantined, no one can live there until it is certified for occupancy by a state-approved haz-mat contractor, which usually costs the home owner between $5,000 and $10,000, according to the sheriff’s department.
The discovery of the meth lab brings to 23 the year-to-date total of labs or lab dump sites found in Weakley County. During the 2012 calendar year, there were 24 labs found in Weakley County, sheriff’s investigator Randall McGowan reported.
In a separate incident during a compliance check at another home, 25-year-old Anjelika Tansil was arrested after it was discovered she had a bench warrant for failure to appear, according to the news release.