While serving a warrant on a violation of probation charge on a man in Gray, Washington County sheriff’s investigators say they discovered an active meth lab.
It happened at 182 Cedar Creek Drive, No. 2, at a mobile home park on a dead-end street off Tenn. Highway 75.
Officers arrested Scotty R. Frye, 41, of the same address, after he tried to hide from them and they discovered the lab, according to police.
He’s charged with violation of probation, promotion of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine for resale, possession of schedule VI drugs, possession of schedule IV drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, but other charges are pending, said Lt. Doug Gregg.
In addition to finding all the ingredients for meth inside a bedroom closet at the trailer, Gregg said officers also found 10-15 grams of meth packaged for resale, an unknown amount of marijuana, prescription medication, digital scales and 8-10 one-pot or “shake and bake” containers used to make meth.
The WCSO said some bottles were in a hibernation stage and only required minor changes to be reactivated for use.
Gregg said one gram of meth sells for $100 on the street.
The Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force responded to the scene for the cleanup and disposal of the lab, Gregg said.
Before officers could transport Frye to jail, he had to be decontaminated because he had been in the mobile home with the meth.
The decontamination process consisted of Frye being stripped down, washed and rinsed to remove all contamination. Gregg said Frye was put in a protective jumpsuit for transport to jail.
Frye was being held in the Washington County Detention Center without bond until his arraignment in Sessions Court on Nov. 14.