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7 facing charges, 2 kids removed from home after meth bust

5:44 PM, Jan 14, 2013   |    comments
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Seven people are facing meth charges in Roane County.

Last Thursday deputies followed up on a tip that meth was being made in a Rockwood apartment on Wheeler Street.

Inside, authorities smelled a strong chemical odor associated with meth labs. They also found numerous items used to manufacture meth.

Christopher Lee Powers, Christopher Ryan Jenkins, Samuel Brock Johnson, Randella Lachelle Coffey, Ashley Crabtree, Tiffany Johnson, and Nancy Johnson are all facing charges.

At the time of the bust, a 6-year-old and a 3-month-old were at the apartment. The two kids are now in custody of another family member.

Officials charged the seven suspects with manufacturing and sale of meth, along with two counts of child endangerment.

Authorities have closed off the entire apartment building due to possible contamination. The three other tenants in the building have been notified, and crews are testing to see if it's safe for them to return.

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