Eight charged in Greeneville meth lab bust

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- According to Greene County Sheriff Steve Burns, an active methamphetamine laboratory was discovered Saturday morning in Greene County, at the 30 block of Peppermint Lane, Greeneville, Tennessee.

Greene County Deputies discovered the lab while serving a warrant for aggravated robbery on James A. King at his residence. Greene County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) transported eight individuals from the residence to Laughlin Memorial Hospital in Greeneville for hazardous chemical-related decontamination.

Seven of the eight have been taken into custody while the eighth, James B. King, has been hospitalized for issues unrelated to the metamphetamine exposure.

General Sessions Judge Ken Bailey has ordered specific bond amounts for each of these individuals pending their initial court appearance on January 7.

Additional “Haley’s Law” charges are also pending due to an eight-month old unborn child being present in the residence where the meth-lab was located.

Also, more than one thousand dollars has been seized from these individuals in relation to illegal drug activities, and the house has been quarantined.

Responding to this crime scene was Greene County Sheriff Steve Burns, Greene County Deputies, Third Judicial Drug Task Force Agents, the Tennessee Meth-Response Unit, the Greeneville/Greene County Haz-Mat Team, Greene County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and both the Greeneville and Mosheim Fire Departments.

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