Kingsport man accused of making meth in grandmother’s basement

Kingsport man accused of making meth in grandmother's basement (Image 1)
Kingsport man accused of making meth in grandmother's basement (Image 1)

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) – A Kingsport grandmother can’t live in her own home.

That’s because the house has been quarantined by Sheriff’s deputies who say, without her knowledge, her grandson was making meth in the basement.

Deputies said they found the lab after getting a tip that meth was being made in a home in the 4000 block of Potato Hill Road in Kingsport.

According to SCSO spokesperson Leslie Earhart, the owner of the home gave officers permission to search the house including the basement where her grandson Richard Little, 28, had been living.

“Upon searching the home, 3 “one-pot” meth cook bottles were located in the basement along with several gas generator bottles,” said Earhart. “A variety of other components used in the meth making process were also found.”

Officers called in the Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force to clean up the toxic mess.

Earhart says Little’s grandmother now can’t live in the quarantined house until she can afford to have it cleaned.

“She was completely unaware that meth was being made in the basement of the home and is considered a victim in this case,” Earhart said.

Anyone with information on Little’s whereabouts should call 423-279-7500.

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