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Four meth labs found in home

Published: 8:30 AM, 09/21/2009 Last updated: 8:35 AM, 09/21/2009

Author: Tommy Millsaps

A 1504 Monroe Street residence sits with yellow police tape around it after Sweetwater Police investigators say they found four meth labs in the home early Thursday morning resulting in the arrests of three Sweetwater residents.

SPD Sgt. Kevin Watson said Farrin McCahill, 46, 1504 Monroe Street, Josh McCowan, 30, Broad Street, and Kesha Johnkins, 29, were charged with manufacturing a schedule II drug and with possession of marijuana.

SPD Chief Eddie Byrum and Watson said officers found one red phosphorus lab with a generator and three "one-pot" meth labs active in the home.
Watson said he went to serve an active Loudon County child support warrant for McCowan at the home. According to Watson, investigators had received information about drug activity at the home.
McCahill eventually gave police consent to search the home and led officers to active meth labs in a closet in the master bedroom, Watson said.

Watson's investigation notes contained a two-page listing of meth components officers say they found in the home.
The state Methamphetamine Taskforce was called to the home and Watson said investigators are looking into a quarantine of the home.

The investigation is still continuing.
Officer Chris Francis and Nick Farrell assisted Watson. | 337-7101

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