Monday, June 28, 2010
Putnam Deputies Find Another Mobile Meth Lab
Two White County residents are facing drug charges today after flagging down a Putnam County sheriff's deputy on I-40 between Cookeville and Baxter on Sunday. The two -- identified as 39-year-old Robert Kyle Addair and 32-year-old Amy Michelle Belli -- both of Pates Ford Road, told Corporal Bryan Cook that they had run out of gas. But Cook says Addair was acting strangely, in a way that the deputy believed was related to use of a controlled substance. When he took Ms. Belli back to the vehicle, he found THP Trooper Jeremy Wilhite already on the scene, and Wilhite told Cook that two clear bags had been found on the ground right next to the vehicle with several items related to the manufacture of meth -- including coffee filters, hydrogen peroxide, and Pyrex cooking dishes. Both subjects allegedly admitted to manufacturing meth and were taken to jail. Addair also had a pending criminal court indictment served on him.