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.
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.