Meth lab found in barn in nearby Smithville, TN

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Two men have been arrested by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department after having been found in a barn with a meth lab.

26 year old Terry Ray Barnes of Red Road, McMinnville and 32 year old Christopher Sam White of Young Green Road, Smithville are each charged with initiation of a process to manufacture methamphetamine. Bond for each is $100,000 and they will be in court on December 11.

DeKalb Co. Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Friday, November 7 a sheriff's department deputy received a call from a resident on Jefferson Road that two men had been seen in a barn and that an odd smell was coming from there. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with a woman, apparently the owner of the barn, who said she had seen the two men and that the odor coming from the barn was making her sick. The officer asked for and received permission to search the barn and there he found the two men, Barnes and White sleeping. He also found a meth lab consisting of five plastic funnels, a Coleman cook top stove, Coleman butane fuel, digital scales, Coleman fuel, plastic tubing, a Pyrex dish, large Mason jar, 50 coffee filters, Crystal Drano, lithium batteries, ph test strips, and an electric pill grinder, a metal plate containing a white powdery substance, and a bottle containing four ounces of muriatic acid. Barnes and White were awakened and placed under arrest. A computer check revealed White had been convicted earlier this year in a separate meth case.



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