HUMPHREYS COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Humphreys County Sheriff’s Office and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are investigating a homicide at a possible meth lab Sunday morning.
Sheriff Chris Davis told News 2 a man returned home and found the body of a man who had been staying with him inside.
It happened at a residence on Trace Creek Road, just west of McEwen, around Midnight.
Once authorities began investigating the scene, they found several items used for manufacturing methamphetamine, according to Davis.
News 2 spoke with several Humphreys County residents, including Randy Brown, who say the destructive drug has been a growing problem for the community for some time, especially in McEwen.
“I’m not really shocked because it’s always going on in Humphreys County,” said Brown.
Brown told news 2 he has lived live in McEwen his entire life in. Despite heightened awareness in the community, Brown feels his hometown cannot seem to control the escalating meth problem.
“These young kids; they’re going to have to learn there’s other things to do rather than drugs,” he added.
It’s unclear at this time if the death investigation is related to the possible meth lab. However, Brown hopes this recent tragedy will shed light on this ongoing problem and serves as the tipping point to bring change to this small town community.
“They need to wake up,” said Brown.
Additional information was not immediately released. The investigation is ongoing.