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ROGERSVILLE — A Church Hill couple are facing meth manufacturing and burglary charges after allegedly being caught red handed by a relative Monday cooking meth in the home of a deceased grandmother.Couple accused of cooking meth at deceased grandmother's house

Amy Lawson told the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office she had gone to her deceased grandmother’s residence on Route 70-N near Rogersville around 11:30 a.m. Monday to feed some animals when she observed a Toyota pickup with a gray primed hood in the driveway.

According to a report filed by HCSO Deputy Mark Harrell, Lawson said she observed her sister’s husband, Joshua Edgar “Josh” Lawson, 25, 340 Silver Lake Road, Church Hill, inside the residence wearing a gas mask and blue gloves.

Amy Lawson said her sister, Rebecca Emily “Becky” Young, 30, same address, was also inside their grandmother’s house. When she entered the house to confront the couple, Amy Lawson reportedly detected a strong chemical odor.

Amy Lawson then told the couple she was going to call police and went to a neighbor’s house. Amy Lawson told police she saw Josh Lawson leave carrying a white bucket and Young leaving carrying a red gas can.

The HCSO Narcotics Unit responded to the deceased grandmother’s residence and discovered what is alleged to be the location of a recent meth cook.

Narcotics Unit Sgt. Lynn Campbell stated in his report that the house had a strong chemical odor associated with meth manufacturing.

There was a wet spot on the floor near a side entrance door, and the area was contaminated with ammonia nitrate, Campbell said. The scene was consistent with a one-pot meth lab, he added.

HCSO Cpl. Brian Boggs contacted Josh Lawson and Young at the residence in Church Hill.

Josh Lawson reportedly admitted to being at the residence but denied gaining entry. Young also admitted being there and denied entering the house.

She then allegedly stated, “What if I tell you there was a third person involved” — but then refused to answer any more questions.

A search of the Toyota truck reportedly resulted in the blue gloves being discovered.

A search of their residence reportedly resulted in a marijuana pipe and several syringes being confiscated.

Josh Lawson and Young were each charged with initiating the process to manufacture meth, possession of drug paraphernalia and aggravated burglary.

As of Tuesday, they remained held in the Hawkins County Jail with no bond set pending arraignment today in Sessions Court.











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