Jeremy Bishop, 36, 1722 Harris St., is charged with initiation methamphetamine process.
On Monday afternoon, Dyer County Sheriff's Dep. Chad Jackson had information that Bishop was allegedly cooking meth inside in house. He and other deputies arrived at Bishop's residence and asked him if they could search the home. Deputies reportedly could smell a strong chemical odor associated with the cooking of the drug and a haze inside the house. An alleged meth lab and a gas generator were found and Bishop was taken into custody. Since Bishop was exposed to hazardous chemicals and fumes he had to be decontaminated by the Dyersburg Fire Department before he could be transported to the Dyer County Jail.
Bishop's residence was quarantined by the officers and a small dog, that was inside the house, had to be picked up by animal control. It too was decontaminated for exposure to hazardous fumes and chemicals.
Bishop is currently on parole and is a registered sex offender on the TBI's sex-offender registry for an aggravated sexual battery conviction in 2001. He reportedly served nine years in prison for three counts of aggravated sexual battery and was released in 2010.