Two Henry Countians were arrested after local law enforcement officers found a multitude of items making up a methamphetamine lab at a house on Guthrie Road.
Armed with a search warrant, the Metro Crime Unit and the Henry County Special Response Team raided a home at 4720 Guthrie Road on Friday to execute a search warrant. They were accompanied by officers from the Puryear and Paris police departments.
A resident of the home, Landon Chapman, 53, was arrested along with Ashley Hutcherson, 22, of 204 Jean St. in Paris.
They were each charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and felony child abuse or neglect because small children were living at the home where dangerous drugs and paraphernalia were being stored.
Chapman also was charged with driving on a revoked license. The defendants’ bonds were set at $5,000 each, and they are scheduled to appear Tuesday in Henry County General Sessions Court.
When the officers arrived at the home, they found ingredients used to manufacture methamphetamine such as liquid fire, ammonia nitrate granules and lithium batteries.
Finished methamphetamine also was found, along with digital scales and baggies used to weigh and package narcotics.
Officers recovered meth pipes, straws, syringes and burnt foil, all of which are used to ingest methamphetamine.