Suspects trash 10 ’smoking’ meth labs

Posted: September 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

Two suspects accused of operating a methamphetamine lab in north Georgia probably thought they were clever when they dumped three bags of supplies in the trash bin behind a Dollar General.

Too bad drug agents were watching.

The bags were still smoking when agents moved in to gather more evidence against the two, who remained on the loose Tuesday, according to the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office. A third person believed to be part of the operation was taken into custody last week at a home near Ellijay, where items used to create meth were discarded over a half acre of woods.

These items consistent with operating a meth lab were found in two Gilmer County homes.

These items consistent with operating a meth lab were found in two Gilmer County homes

 

From there, investigators searched another home, where they found additional items and watched as the two other suspects tried to get rid of trash bags filled with bottles and chemicals.

Fires had been set inside and outside of both homes, and a total off 11 “one pot” labs were located, along with nine gas generators, according to police.

Ronald Garrett, 35, was arrested and charged with trafficking meth and a probation violation. Benjamin Anthony Harrell, 35, and Heather Dawn Jipson, 32, faces arrests on trafficking meth charges. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Harrell and Jipson is asked to contact the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office at 706-635-8911 or the drug task force assisting with the investigation at 706-253-8920.

 

 

 

http://blogs.ajc.com/crime-time/2012/09/04/suspects-trash-10-smoking-meth-labs/

 

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