Meth lab found in Ten Mile

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By Damon Lawrence

Authorities found a meth lab Wednesday evening on Harrison Lane in Ten Mile.


“It’s a one-pot,” Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy John Mayes said of the type of lab found. “That’s kind of pretty much been the takeover here recently.”
Kristi Lane Price and John Lindsey Hughes were arrested.
Price is charged with aggravated child abuse and manufacturing a controlled substance. Hughes is charged with failure to appear in court.
Mayes said it didn’t appear that Hughes had anything to do with the lab.
A third suspect, identified by authorities as Michael Muir, fled.
Sheriff Jack Stockton said the Department of Children’s Services responded to the scene because two children were around the meth lab.
The Roane County Office of Emergency Services and the Tennessee Meth Task Force also responded. Price, Hughes and the children had to be decontaminated because of the hazardous chemicals associated with meth-making. The residence was quarantined.
Mayes said authorities were on the scene for about six hours.
Stockton said the meth problem has gotten so bad in Roane County that he plans to approach the different city councils about passing an ordinance to ban the sell of drugs that contain pseudoephedrine.
“If we do that I think it would make a dent in some of these meth labs,” he said. “We’ve got to do something.”
Authorities say pseudoephedrine is the main ingredient needed to make meth.