Lori Mellons-Trent and Elissa Estep are behind bars after a meth lab was found Monday in Kingsport.
On Monday, around 3:30pm, Kingsport police was dispatched to Union Street in Kingsport to check on the general welfare of a female resident. Upon their arrival, officers located Mellons-Trent and Estep.
An active meth lab was discovered inside the home. It was determined that Mellons-Trent and Estep were involved in the process of manufacturing methamphetamine.
The person police were initially checking on had no involvement.
Mellons-Trent and Estep were charged with initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine. Mellons-Trent was additionally charged with maintaining a dwelling where drugs are used, stored, sold, or manufactured.
Both women were arraigned Tuesday where their bonds were set at $25,000 (Mellons-Trent) and $20,000 (Estep).