Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Federal Charges Pending Against Meth Lab Suspects
Putnam County sheriff David Andrews says he hopes the production, sale and delivery of what he called "vast amounts of methamphetamine" has been stopped with the arrest of two people during a raid on a Cookeville home. The sheriff says 53-year-old Donald Ray Jones of Cookeville and 41-year-old Phillip Charles Tabor of McMinnville may be facing federal charges, as well as local ones. The sheriff's department concluded a lengthy undercover investigation with a raid on Jones's home on Shag Rag Road. The sheriff says authorities found "a fully functional meth lab, along with several weapons." Jones and Tabor are charged locally with manufacture of meth, sale of a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance.