|Published: 9:04 AM, 12/27/2012
Author: Staff Report
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
A Sweetwater area man was arrested
Wednesday after a suspected methamphetamine lab near three children
were found in his house.
Monroe County Sheriff's Detective Ben
Baker said he and other officers arrived at the home of Tony Eugene
Woodby on Raby Road after receiving a complaint of possible drug
activity in the house.
Woodby told the officers they could
look around the house and Baker said he smelled chemicals near a
closet bedroom. Baker and Detective Doug Brannon found a trunk in the
closet and Woodby said the rest of the lab was in the corner of the
As officers watched, Woodby reached
into the closet and pulled out a backpack that contained several
needles, tubing, ammonium nitrate and other items that can be used in
the manufacture of methamphetamine.
Woodby told Baker his wife had nothing
to do with the lab. Baker said three of Woodby's four children were
in the house at the time.
Woodby is charged with initiating the
process to manufacture methamphetamine.
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