Joshua King, 28, and Stephanie Childress, 33, both of 614 Bean Mill Road, Dyersburg, Tenn. were charged with promotion of methamphetamine manufacture and given a $6,000 bond after their appearance in Dyer County General Sessions Court.
Dyer County Sheriff's Sgt. Danny Petrie had received information from the Crockett County Sheriff's Department about a possible meth lab at 614 Bean Mill Road. Petrie drove by the residence and noticed several subjects standing outside. When he returned with Dep. Matthew Funderburk and Inv. Stoney Hughes they knocked on the door and after several minutes Childress appeared from inside the house. The officers noticed a strong chemical odor associated with the production of meth and Childress gave consent to search the residence. Hughes noticed the ground had been disturbed in the backyard. He noticed someone had dug one hole and another had been started. He began digging and reportedly found burned meth labs, several cans of ether, lithium battery hulls, aluminum foil, cold packs, and Sudafed blister packs. All of these are used in the production of methamphetamine.
Inside the house, officers found numerous items associated with the production of meth, as well as the remnants of a shake (meth) lab that had residue of it.