|Published: 9:08 AM, 07/31/2013
||Last updated: 9:08 AM, 07/31/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-A Madisonville man was
arrested Wednesday after police discovered he'd let a meth lab into
Madisonville Police Detective Daniel
Dockery said he was doing a "knock and talk" at a house on Hill
Street when he noticed a strong chemical odor coming from the house.
Before he could knock on the door, Dockery said, Billy Vance opened
Dockery said once the door was open he
could tell the chemical odor was coming from the house and he asked
Vance if there was a methamphetamine lab in the house and Vance said
it had just left.
Vance let Dockery into the house and
Dockery said he proceeded to find pseudo ephedrine pills, a nearly
empty Drano bottle, Coleman fuel and aluminum foil.
Dockery also found Geneva Vance in the
house along with a 6-year-old child and an 18-month-old infant.
Outside the house, Dockery found two
one pot labs, muriatic acid coffee filters, a nearly empty bag of
fertilizer, clear baggies and other items associated with the
manufacturing of meth.
Vance told Dockery two people had come
by and wanted to use his house to finish their meth lab. He said they
used the bathroom and he put up a blanket and turned on a fan to
contain the smell.
The two children were removed from the
home and Billy Vance was arrested and charged with initiating the
process to manufacture methamphetamine and child abuse/neglect.
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