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Meth labs found in Sullivan County home

December 31st, 2013 10:27 pm by Wes Bunch

Meth labs found in Sullivan County home

One pot meth labs reportedly discovered Tuesday by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office at 5609 Bristol Highway. (contributed photo)

PINEY FLATS — A Sullivan County home was quarantined Tuesday after sheriff’s deputies allegedly found an active methamphetamine operation inside.

The discovery was made when Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence located at 5609 Bristol Highway to notify a domestic violence victim that the suspect in their case was pending release from jail, SCSO Public Information Office Leslie Earhart said.

Deputies reportedly found both doors to the home open when the arrived. Earhart said officers knocked several times without response before deciding to enter the home and check on those inside.

Once the officers were inside, Earhart said they found an active meth operation and two individuals who appeared to be “extremely intoxicated.”

At that point, Earhart said the SCSO Vice and Narcotics detectives and members of the Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force were called in to take over the investigation.

Inside the home, investigators allegedly discovered eight “one pot” meth labs, 13 gas generator bottles and a variety of other items used to manufacture the drug.

The individuals inside the residence reportedly told authorities that the meth labs belonged to Dallas Young, who was arrested Monday evening by SCSO deputies on domestic violence charges for allegedly assaulting his father.

Young has not yet been charged in connection with the meth labs found in the home.

Earhart said the investigation was ongoing Tuesday night and that charges in the case are pending.

The Piney Flats Volunteer Fire Department assisted the SCSO on the call, Earhart said.

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