4 arrested after meth lab found in Giles County

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GILES COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Four people were taken into custody after a meth lab was discovered in Giles County Wednesday.

Upon arriving to the 400 block of Old Smith Hollow Road, investigators made contact with Bruce Watts Sr., Cody Clark, Robert Ingram and Melinda Carpenter after components used to manufacture meth was observed.

A search warrant was obtained for the property, which at the time, was under a quarantine for  production of meth.

During the course of the search, investigators found an active meth lab.

The meth lab was removed a short time later.

Carpenter, Ingram and Clark are all charged with manufacture of meth, promotion of meth manufacture and violation of a quarantine order. They’re all jailed on a $301,000 bond.

Watts faces the same charges, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked on a $302,000 bond.

Authorities said Ingram and Watts have a history of charges for manufacture of methamphetamine.

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