BREAKING Suspects identified in meth lab bust
From Staff Reports
Six suspects were charged following an investigation into two meth labs in Seymour, according to the Blount County Sheriff’s Office.
The suspects were identified as follows:
• David Bryan Ford, Sr., 52, Oliver Avenue, Seymour, who was charged with initiating the process of the manufacture of methamphetamine. He is being held in the Blount County Detention Facility in lieu of $50,000 bond pending a hearing Wednesday in Blount County General Sessions Court.
• David Bryan Ford, Jr., 33, Oliver Avenue, Seymour; served with a warrant from Sevier County.
• Nicole Leanne Veals, 26, Allen Road, Knoxville, charged with promoting the manufacture of methamphetamine. She is being held on a $25,000 bond pending a 9 a.m. Wednesday hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court.
• Edmund James Conger, 33, Devon Street, Seymour; charged with promoting the manufacture of methamphetamine. He is being held on a $25,000 bond. Same court date.
• Jeremy Allen Miscichoski, 30, Sams Drive, Dandridge; charged with violation of probation out of Jefferson County.
• Patrick Ray Sweany, 43, Equestrian Circle, Seymour; charged with initiating the process of the manufacture of methamphetamine. Bond amount is not available yet. Same court date.
Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence at 608 Equestrian Circle in Seymour at about 3 a.m. Monday to the call of a robbery. When deputies arrived, there was no one at the residence. Upon further investigation, deputies found what appeared to be a meth lab inside of the residence.
Investigators with the 5th Judicial Drug Task Force responded to the scene and confirmed the meth lab. Investigators neutralized the lab, and the Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force arrived to dispose of the hazardous waste. Investigators also found meth at the residence.
A short time later, deputies found four people hiding in the woods behind the residence, and another individual was taken into custody while walking along Burnett Station Road at about 7 a.m. All five were taken into custody and booked into the Blount County Detention Facility.
Monday afternoon, narcotics investigators went back to the scene on Equestrian Circle for a follow-up investigation, and received consent to search the residence next door to the house where the meth lab was found. While searching that residence, investigators found an inactive lab.
The Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force was called to the scene to dispose of the lab.
Ford was decontaminated, along with two women. A 3-year-old girl was placed in DCS custody and taken to the hospital to be decontaminated and checked out. The women at the residence were released after being decontaminated. That residence was also quarantined.