Meth Lab Busted

By: Rachel Alig Email
By: Rachel Alig Email

It all started with a few tip offs. From there it went to a search warrant. After the Neshoba County Sheriff's Department and the Philadelphia Police Department executed the search warrant, Donnie Adkins, the Neshoba County Sheriff, said they discovered truth behind those tips.

"After executing the search warrant, we did find a meth lab at the residence." said Sheriff Adkins.

The residence was on North Pecan Avenue. That's where authorities say Kenneth Stephens, James Tingle and Jonathon Eaves were working on the meth lab.

"When we got to the residence we did find a one pot cook, what they call a one pot cook." said Sheriff Adkins. " We arrested Kenneth Brian Stephens at the residence."

Stephens was charged with manufacturing and possession of meth. Eaves was charged with possession of precursors to meth and Tingle was charged with conspiracy to manufacture meth. It is believed they were all in it together.

It's hard to imagine an operating meth lab in an ordinary house. Sheriff Adkins said it's actually more common than you'd think.

"Oh, it's frequent. We have caught several here in the county in the last year that's been manufacturing meth." said Sheriff Adkins.

Sheriff Adkins said the meth labs that have been busted have all varied in size. Although this specific lab was a smaller one...

"This particular one here was just a small one pot cook, probably one of the smallest that I've seen since I've been sheriff here," explained Sheriff Adkins.

Sheriff Adkins said size does not matter. He said those addicted to meth will do whatever needs to be done to get it.

"A lot of them are just addicted to it and they can find a way to do it. A lot of them will learn how to make meth for their own use." Sheriff Adkins said.

Sheriff Adkins said those with meth labs will make it for themselves and to sell.

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