According to Sullivan County Sheriff's Office spokesman Leslie Earhart, information received following the discovery of a large meth dumpsite by SCSO Vice and Narcotics detectives on Ryder Church Road June 4 led officers to the Bristol home, where they went to speak with 43-year old James Skeens Tuesday.
Detectives made contact with relatives of Skeens, who gave them consent to search the residence. Officers found Skeens inside a room in the basement. They also located more than 50 one-pot methamphetamine cook bottles along with a variety of other items used in the meth making process. In addition, officers found equipment used in an indoor marijuana growing operation as well as a moonshine still.
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