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.”