Jerry Lochman of Maryville arrested in meth bust
From Staff Reports
Authorities said a Maryville man was arrested Tuesday after a meth lab was located at his residence.
Jerry James Lochman, 43, of Marvin Circle, was arrested on a charge of initiating the process of methamphetamine. He was being held on a $25,000 bond pending a hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court at 9 a.m. Aug. 14.
Investigators with the 5th Judicial Drug Task Force responded to the Marvin Way residence in Maryville on Tuesday to investigate a possible meth lab, according to a news release from the Blount County Sheriff’s Office.
Lochman gave consent to search the residence, and investigators located one one-pot meth lab, as well as additional meth-making components, inside the home.
It appeared the meth lab was used within the last few days, authorities said. Lochman was not decontaminated, and the house did not have to be quarantined.
Drug Task Force investigators neutralized the lab, and the Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force responded to dispose of the hazardous waste. Rural/Metro Ambulance Service and the Blount County Fire Department also responded.