Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong said today two men were arrested overnight following the discovery of a meth lab at a residence on Reservoir Road.
Jimmy Lee Harrison, 28, of Madisonville, and James Stanton Kouma, 26, of Sweetwater, were both charged with initiating the process of the manufacture of methamphetamine. Both men are being held on a $50,000 bond each pending hearings in Blount County General Sessions Court at 9 a.m. Sept. 19.
Investigators with the Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force were called to a residence on Reservoir Road in Maryville at about 11 p.m. to a possible meth lab found at the residence. Acting on a consent to search the residence, deputies and investigators located components of a one pot method meth lab. They also found a small amount of methamphetamine at the residence. Harrison and Kouma, as well as another individual who was at the residence, were decontaminated, and the house was quarantined. The Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force was also called to the scene to dispose of the hazardous waste.
The Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force is comprised of deputies and officers with the Alcoa Police Department, the Blount County Sheriff’s Office, and the Maryville Police Department. All Task Force investigators are certified through the Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.