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Maryville, TN 37804

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June 6, 2013 Contact: Marian O'Briant


Three "one pot" meth labs found on Piney Level Road

Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong said three meth labs were found this afternoon, and one suspect faces multiple meth charges as a result of these labs as well as others in the area over the past few weeks.

The suspect, Eric Calvin Cable, 31, Piney Level Road, Maryville, was taken by Rural/Metro Ambulance Service to University of Tennessee Medical Center for treatment to injuries sustained from a prior accident.

Investigators with the Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force responded to Cable's residence following a series of leads that led them to Cable. After receiving consent to search the house, investigators found two separate meth labs in the basement as well as another lab located in a bag a short distance from the residence. The labs were neutralized at the scene, and the Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force arrived on the scene to dispose of the hazardous material. Cable was decontaminated at the scene and taken to U.T. Medical Center by Rural/Metro. Another resident was not charged. The house was quarantined.

The Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force is aggressively investigating all meth-related crimes as a result of the increase in meth activity in Blount County over the past few months. The Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force is now offering $100 cash for information that leads to the arrest of meth cooks in Blount County. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force at 865-977-SANO(7266).

The Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force is comprised of deputies and officers of the Blount County Sheriff's Office, the Alcoa Police Department, and the Maryville Police Department. All investigators are members of the Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force.

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