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Friday, July 01, 2011

Cops Grab Meth Lab in a Trailer

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Metro police and the TBI pulled over a truck on Interstate 40 because they had a good idea the people inside were about to cook meth.  As soon as Metro police pulled over the truck at the McCory Lane (Interstate 40) exit, they said they found in the back of the truck an active, cooking meth lab, a hazard for everyone around him.

The driver, Daniel Perry, had just been inside a Bellevue drugstore buying pseudoephedrine. They know, because an undercover officer watched him buy it.

"We were working a joint investigation with the Metro Nashville Police Department, where we were looking at high-volume pseudo sales that we thought were being used for meth amphetamine manufacture," said Dale Armour, the assistant special agent in charge for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI).

"Well, it's an explosives hazard. We had to have the fire department here before we could take it apart," Armour said.

This was the second meth bust in Davidson County (Nashville area) Thursday using this technique.

Earlier, three people were arrested after one of them bought pseudoephedrine in the Wal Mart on Charlotte Pike, and a second person in the same vehicle bought lithium batteries at the Target. Both sales were witnessed by undercover agents. Not illegal - unless you're caught making meth.

Posted By: STS  First @ 11:46:52 AM

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