Friday, February 12, 2010

White County Woman Facing More Charges

A White County woman, arrested in Cookeville last month, is now facing additional charges in Sparta. Authorities say 30-year-old Rachael Nicole Whittenburg had been arrested in Cookeville back on January 4th in connection with a meth lab operation. According to the Sparta newspaper, she had also been arrested in White County two days before that on meth related charges and had been told to stay out of a residence there that had been quarantined by the state since the meth lab discovery, and was in the process of being cleaned up by a certified clean-up crew. White County sheriff Oddie Shoupe says the site had been labeled a Tier 3 clean-up, which is the second highest level of contamination. On Tuesday, Shoupe reportedly received a report that Whittenburg was again at the residence, creating a disturbance and harassing the clean-up crew. She was captured after a brief chase, and charged with disorderly conduct, unlawful drug paraphernalia, simple possession and felony evading arrest, She is scheduled to be arraigned on the latest charges today.