Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Raising Awareness of Meth Labs

Cookeville area store clerks are apparently getting wise to would-be meth lab operators. The sheriff's department says a clerk at the Colonial Market called them this week when a group of individuals came in and purchased some 300 matches at one time. Match heads are sometimes used in the production of meth. Deputy Tony Branch later pulled over the vehicle that the store clerk had described and found the matches, but the car's occupants denied having any knowledge of what they were going to be used for. They also said they didn't want to keep the matches, so Branch confiscated them and warned the individuals that if they were caught knowingly buying ingredients for someone to cook meth, they could be charged with a crime.