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KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) – Kingsport Police Department officers arrested three people Friday morning after an active methamphetamine lab was found inside an apartment on Oak Street in Kingsport.meth lab found at Kingsport apartment

According to a KPD news release, officers responded to a report of possible drug activity at Maple Oaks Apartments and made contact with Kelli R. Larkins, 41, who reportedly lied and said no one else was in the apartment.

Officers then saw other people moving inside the apartment and Larkins then consented to a search.

Jessica L. Lundy, 24, stepped into the hallway and then they located Johnny Blaine Moore, 42, who had been hiding in a bedroom closet.

A warrant check revealed that Lundy was wanted out of Hawkins County for violation of probation and Moore was wanted out of Hawkins County for a failure to appear on a prior dangerous drug charge.

A search also revealed an active meth lab inside the apartment and KPD’s Vice and Narcotics Unit was called to the scene to investigate.

The Meth Task Force and the Kingsport Fire Department also responded to the scene to help collect evidence and to decontaminate the officers, the suspects and the crime scene.

Larkins, Lundy and Moore were taken to the Kingsport Justice Center and all three were charged with manufacturing of methamphetamine and possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia.

Larkins was additionally charged with maintaining a dwelling where drugs are used, stored, sold or manufactured.

Lundy and Moore were also held on pre-existing arrest warrants.

All were being held in the Kingsport City Jail pending their arraignments.



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