Wilson County Sheriff’s Officers found and secured two methamphetamine lab cooking sites at a Wilson County business after receiving a tip from an employee at Roadrunner Transportation on January 6.
Upon arrival at the scene at 135 Maddox Drive, Deputies Sgt. Kyle Wright, Mike Warren, and Chris Brandenburg found two separate locations where methamphetamine had been cooked. The deputies secured the area and called methamphetamine lab technicians to quarantine the property in accordance with Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation state laws.
Wilson County Sheriff’s Office Detective Jeremy Reich, a member of the Tennessee Methamphetamine & Pharmaceutical Task Force, was originally called to the scene. Detective Reich asked Mike Justice, Director of Lebanon Public Safety, for assistance. Director Justice then dispatched a clandestine lab team to assist with the proper retrieval and disposal of a hazardous materials and chemicals. Director Justice’s team and W.E.M.A. were instrumental in ensuring all precautions and safety requirements were taken to prevent further exposure as required by state law. The property remains under quarantine. Detective Reich is continuing the investigation and upon completion will present all evidence pertaining to this case to the Wilson County Grand Jury for potential indictments related to narcotics.
Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan has been extremely proactive in his approach to the ever-growing and dangerous occurrences relating to Methamphetamine. Sheriff Bryan has been instrumental in assisting with developing a joint Wilson County Methamphetamine Task Force and has recently assigned several members of the Sheriff’s Department to this team. This is a multi-agency team, which was recently formed, includes the Lebanon Police Department and WEMA,
“We are proud of this new task force and appreciate the collaboration all of our county agencies have provided to combat this growing problem,” Sheriff Bryan said. “The team was very effective and professional.”
Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan congratulated West Elementary School for its overwhelming contributions to the Victim Awareness Month Toy Donation Drive to help children in traumatic events.
When Francine Lustre with the Tennessee Department of Correction’s State Probation and Parole Department asked the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office to participate in the Toy Drive, the Sheriff’s Office placed a donation box in the main lobby and set up a poster asking for donations, then posted a photo on the Sheriff’s Office social media website. West Elementary School employees learned of the event through social media and began discussing with Wilson County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer Joseph Bowen the possibility of helping.
West Elementary School Principal Becky Siever immediately agreed to the idea, and employees set up three donation baskets in addition to placing posters advertising the event throughout the school. As a result, students and employees donated many more toys for the drive.
“The Sheriff’s Office is so thankful for West Elementary School students and employees for taking the initiative to offer so much help with such an important program,” said Sheriff Bryan. “West Elementary School is teaching its students a valuable lesson in helping others through the kindness of giving back to the community.”
September was Victim Awareness Month. Each year, the Office provides a collection area for the State Department of Probation and Parole. All the toys collected will go to law enforcement and fire department agencies throughout Wilson County to give to young victims in traumatic situations such as a traffic accident, crime or fire.
WCSO Resource Officer Bowen said the school donated more than he expected after an employee sent notes to parents about the charitable efforts. “I was extremely proud of these students who gave up so much to help other children feel better.”
The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in a blood drive.
When: Thursday, August 21st, 2014
At 105 East High Street, 2nd floor training room
Between 11:00 – 4:00
For online donor scheduling, go to www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code: WilsonCountySheriff
*** UPDATE!!! As of 08/11/2014
100% participation has been reached. Thank you!
After speaking with the Red Cross representative she advised that the blood supply is at a Crisis low. Because of the great need for donations the blood drive will be open to walk-ins, those with an appointment will be taken first, walk-ins will be subject to waiting.
We want to thank the organizers of Farm Days for inviting the Sheriff’s Office! We got to meet many great Wilson County kids and got to answer many questions about the duties of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office around the county.
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