ELIZABETHTON — Deputy Nick Andes of the Carter County Sheriff’s Department was attempting to serve an outstanding warrant at a Watauga residence Wednesday morning when he discovered numerous items of drug paraphernalia. An extensive clandestine meth lab was then discovered in the house.
Four people found in the house that morning were arrested. They included a resident of the house, Christopher Daniel Hagy, 27, 211 9th St. Extension, Watauga. Two others charged were Steven Lee Hamm III, 31, 187 Hamm Hollow Road, and Shelby Ann Effrick, 119 Rocky Top Road, No. 6, Watauga. The three were charged with initiation of the process intended to result in the manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of a schedule II drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Hagy, the only resident found at home at the time of the arrest, was also charged with maintaining a dwelling where narcotics were manufactured and served with the outstanding warrant charging him with failure to appear.
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