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Man arrested after police find meth lab on front porch

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Al Ray of the Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force removes hazardous by-products from a meth lab at 611 East Court St. in Dyersburg. Dyersburg Police officers trained to deal with meth labs neutralized the lab and contained it until Ray arrived. Patrick Sanderson was found inside the residence and was charged with initiating methamphetamine manufacture. This makes the 235th meth lab reported in the state of Tennessee.
A Dyersburg man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon after officers found an alleged meth lab on the front porch of his residence on East Court Street.

Patrick Sanderson, 149 Ross Ave., Dyersburg, Tenn., is charged with initiating methamphetamine manufacture, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of Schedule II drug, and simple possession.

Shortly after noon on Tuesday, Halls Police officers went to 611 East Court St. (corner of East Court Street and Harton Avenue) in Dyersburg to serve a warrant on Casey Bailey, 25, for sale of a Schedule II drug. Dyersburg Police went with them to the residence to see if Bailey was there. As they went to the front door they noticed a bottle inside a plastic bag sitting on the front porch. Upon further inspection, the officers discovered the bottle to be an active meth lab.

Bailey was inside the house and she was taken into custody by Halls Police officers. Sanderson was also found inside the house and Dyersburg Police charged him with having the meth lab.

Meth-trained officers from DPD neutralized the lab and found other components to go along with it. Officers decided not to quarantine the house since the lab was found outside.

Here are several items used in the production of meth laid on the ground as they await disposal by the Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force.
The Tennessee Meth Task Force was called to come and dispose of the lab and the hazardous waste. Al Ray of the task force stated the lab on East Court Street was Tennessee's 235th reported meth lab this year.

This is not the first time the house has been in the news. In September of 2012, neighbors of the residence complained to the Dyersburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen about the occupants not maintaining the property. Police say the house is a rental property and Bailey had reportedly only been living there for two weeks.

Sanderson is being held without bond in the Dyer County Jail and will appear in Dyersburg City Court on Friday, Feb. 8.

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These idiots never learn do they?

-- Posted by liveshere on Wed, Feb 6, 2013, at 6:52 AM

Sounds like the landlord needs to do background checks. Thats what the landlord gets for letting trash move in both the ppl from the september complaint and this methhead.

-- Posted by onehappylady on Wed, Feb 6, 2013, at 10:21 AM

235 meth cases in tennessee this year? seems like dyersburg & dyer county must be the state leader???

-- Posted by closerlook on Wed, Feb 6, 2013, at 11:04 AM

The lab on the front porch? Might not be too smart, but you have to admit, he has guts.

-- Posted by Chrisbivens on Wed, Feb 6, 2013, at 4:02 PM

Heads up Dyer County 235 labs since Jan1,2013. Weve got a serious problem here!

-- Posted by iaiame on Thu, Feb 7, 2013, at 9:24 AM

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