The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department has found three meth labs since last Wednesday, January 12th resulting in the arrest of five people.
In one of the cases, 24 year old Ricky Wilbert Hendrixson of Cooper Street, Smithville is charged with manufacture and unlawful possession of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). His bond totals $51,500 and he will be in court on January 27th.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Wednesday, January 12th, a deputy received information that someone may be cooking methamphetamine at a specific address and he went to the home to investigate. The officer received consent to search and when he went through the residence he found components used to manufacture meth, including seven glass jars, twenty coffee filters, turkey basters, funnels, ph test solution, draino, heet, coleman fuel, bi-layer liquids, tri-layer liquids, plastic hoses, scales, and several plastic liter bottles of liquid. The officer also found in Hendrixson's room a plastic jar containing some methamphetamine. Hendrixson allegedly admitted that these items belonged to him.
Meanwhile, 52 year old Harold L. Hutchings of Sparta Highway, Smithville and 27 year old Charles James Davis of North Main Street, Sparta are each charged with manufacture and unlawful possession of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). Bond for each totals $51,500 and they will be in court on January 27th.
According to Sheriff Ray, deputies went to check out a report of a possible meth lab at the Lake Motel on Sparta Highway on Wednesday, January 12th. The officers received consent from Hutchings to search the room he was renting. Davis, who was also in the room, told the deputies that he had been staying there with Hutchings. Found in the room were components used to make meth, including bi-layer liquids, tri-layer liquids, lithium batteries, ph strips, cold packs, and hypodermic needles. In a glass bowl, officers discovered a powdery substance, which tested positive for methamphetamine. Hutchings allegedly admitted to having cooked methamphetamine in the room. Both men were placed under arrest.
24 year old Charlie Chad Barnes and 22 year old Terry Ray Barnes both of Red Road, McMinnville are each charged with manufacture of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). Bond for each is $50,000. They will appear in court on January 27th.
Sheriff Ray said that on Sunday, January 16th, a deputy went to Big Hurricane Road to investigate a possible meth lab. The officer spoke with Chad Barnes who answered the door. The deputy told him why he was there. Barnes gave consent to search. Terry Barnes was also there. Found in the room were components used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, including a two liter bottle containing a clear liquid with lithium strips boiling, batteries, cut up batteries, lye, draino, cold packs, eight foot long plastic tubing, and other items consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine. The officer reported that when he approached the front of the residence, he noticed a chemical smell coming from inside the home.
38 year old Candida F. Davidson- Driver of Cill Street, Smithville is charged with violation of probation and resisting arrest. Her bond is $1,500 on the resisting arrest charge but she is being held without bond for the violation of probation. She will appear in court on January 27th. Davidson-Driver was also issued two citations for simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance, one for morphine and the other for dilaudid. She was further issued a citation for simple possession of a schedule IV drug (diazepam).
Sheriff Ray reports that on Saturday, January 15th officers went to a residence on E.H. Haas Road to serve a warrant on Davidson-Driver for violation of probation. While the officers were cuffing her, she began to resist arrest, fighting, kicking, and trying to pull away. She was finally taken down and cuffed. The deputies told her several times to stop resisting but she refused. Officers also found five medicine vials on a bed in the residence along with her keys. Davidson-Driver allegedly admitted that the vials belonged to her. The vials contained a half of a pill believed to be dilaudid, one and a half pills thought to be morphine, and eight blue pills suspected to be diazepam.