Two arrested in meth lab bust on Reservoir Road
From Staff Reports
Two men were arrested Monday evening following the discovery of a methamphetamine lab at a residence on Reservoir Road in Maryville.
Jimmy Lee Harrison, 28, of Madisonville, and James Stanton Kouma, 26, of Sweetwater, were both charged with initiating the process of the manufacturing of meth, according to Blount County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Marian O’Briant.
O’Briant said investigators with the 5th Judicial Drug Task Force were called to the residence on Reservoir Road at about 11 p.m. to a possible meth lab found at the residence.
Acting on a consent to search the residence, deputies and investigators located components of a one pot method meth lab. They also found a small amount of methamphetamine at the residence.
Harrison and Kouma, as well as another individual who was at the residence, were decontaminated, and the house was quarantined. The Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force was also called to the scene to dispose of the hazardous waste.
Harrison and Kouma are both being held in lieu of $50,000 bond each pending hearings at 9 a.m. today in Blount County General Sessions Court.