SURGOINSVILLE — Tipster information led Hawkins County deputies to two active “one-pot” meth labs Saturday evening at a residence on Stanley Valley Road.
For more than a month the HCSO Narcotics Unit has been investigating Randy Dewayne Fields, 39, 2130 Stanley Valley Road Lot 30, Surgoinsville, for alleged meth manufacturing activity.
Sheriff Ronnie Lawson said Monday that on Saturday evening narcotics deputies received a tip that Fields had a one-pot meth lab in his vehicle.
“A short time later, narcotics officers and patrol officers observed Mr. Fields’ vehicle to be at another residence on Stanley Valley Road,” Lawson said. “Officers made contact with Mr. Fields and explained their investigation to him. During a search of Mr. Fields’ vehicle, narcotics officers recovered a bottle with rubber tubing, which appeared to have previously contained a one pot meth lab.”
Fields was then taken back to his residence, where deputies searched for more meth lab components.
Upon their arrival, deputies allegedly observed Amber Gail Bombailey, 22, also of that address, as she attempted to flee out the back door. Bombailey was detained, and a search of Fields’ home led to the recovery of two one-pot meth labs in the midst of a cook.
Deputies also allegedly found a baggie containing marijuana and assorted altered dishware allegedly used to cook meth.
Lawson said assorted chemical components such as sulfuric acid and drain cleaner were also recovered from the home.
Fields and Bombailey were each charged with two counts of manufacturing meth, maintaining a dwelling where narcotics are housed, sold or manufactured, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
“The meth labs were broken down and neutralized by trained narcotics officers,” Lawson said. “All hazardous materials were packaged for safe removal.”
The residence was placed on quarantine.
The Tennessee Meth and Pharmaceutical Task Force assisted at the scene, as well as Hawkins County EMS and the Stanley Valley Volunteer Fire Department.