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Six people arrested for meth manufacture and child neglect

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By Natasha LaFayette

natasha@lafollettepress.com

 

On Saturday night, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department made six arrests for meth manufacture. Additional charges of child abuse and neglect followed when five children were found in the house.

Around 6 p.m. last weekend, Campbell County Sheriff’s Det. Josh Goins knocked on the door of a 1549 South Highway 25 W home. The smell of methamphetamine being cooked was thick in the air surrounding the house, said LaFollette Meth Task Force officer Pam Jarrett. The LPD Meth Team was called to the scene to assist in the seizure of the lab.

Minutes after Goins entered the house, he was calling for backup, said Jarrett.

“If we smell the meth we can go inside especially if we know kids are in the house,” said Jarrett.

The meth was found cooking in the basement. Eight grams of finished product were found in the house as well as an active lab spewing gases from the elaborate cooking system of hoses and bottles.

Det. Jamie Hall and Goins were the first to arrive, with Jarrett following for backup. Upon the arrival of backup, all  suspects were removed from the house as well as five children, ages three to 11.

Among the six arrests were Keith Dewayne Williamson, 31, and his grandparents Glen, 54, and Joann Williamson, 53, who lived in the house off of Highway 25 W. 

The three were charged with initiation of procedure intended to manufacture meth, aggravated child abuse and neglect and possession of schedule II controlled substance.

The three other people arrested at the residence include Amy Denise Cody, 26, of 140 Brooks Lane Apt. 4, Wayne Allen Mcinnes, 26, of 178 Summer Road, both of LaFollette and David Martin Lemarr, 21, of 827 Shawnee Drive in Jacksboro.

These three were given the same charges of initiation of procedure intended to manufacture meth, aggravated child abuse and neglect and possession of schedule II controlled substance.

According to Jarrett, she and Goins suited up before beginning to disassemble the lab.

Despite attempts to speak with the sheriff’s department on the lab, comment could not be obtained.