Deputies, Officers, Drug Task force foil two Meth labs -, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Deputies, Officers, Drug Task force foil two Meth labs

February 28, 2006

Grady County -- Grady Deputies pulled over a vehicle whose occupants were involved with a breaking and entering call at 781 Pierce Chapel Road late Sunday night.

Anthony Myrick, Jeffery Chason and Brandy Sanders were in the car. The original driver was in fact Chris Welch, who fled the vehicle after the deputies initiated the stop. A search of the vehicle was conducted and revealed trash bags in the back of the vehicle containing evidence of a methamphetamine lab.

A fourth occupant, Jonas Johns, was detained at 781 Pierce Chapel Road who had also been in the vehicle before it was stopped. Chris Welch, who had fled the vehicle, was arrested at 3121 Hwy. 188, based on the meth lab evidence in the vehicle.

A plastic bag containing meth under a couch cushion. Meth residue was found all over the carpet next to said couch. During a search of the outside area, agents found a methamphetamine lab in an open cultivated field that joined the rear of the property.

Robert Chambers, 26, of Cairo was charged with possession of methamphetamine, pot, driving on suspended license, and unlawful possession of anhydrous ammonia.

Drug Task force agents and a Cairo PD investigator saw Chambers on 6th Street NE in Cairo, and found marijuana, methamphetamine, and digital scales in his possession.

A metal tank containing suspected anhydrous ammonia and several plastic containers, pills, batteries, and other items consistent with the manufacturing of methamphetamine was found in his car. Chambers was arrested at the scene.

Two passengers were also taken to the Grady County Sheriff's Office, but later released. A HAZMAT team was called in for cleanup of the lab materials.