A Harriman man picked a really bad place to break the law. On Saturday, Kevin Anthony Ryan, 26, was arrested for having the makings of a mobile meth lab in the parking lot of the Roane County jail.
According to the arrest warrant,an officer spotted a Dodge Durango making a sudden turn into the jail parking lot. When he approached the vehicle to see if everything was ok, he smelled an odor commonly associated with meth.
He questioned Ryan and two others in the vehicle about why they were there. They said they were going to bail someone out of jail, even though they didn't know the person's last name.
The officer asked to search the vehicle, and that's when he discovered a black bag filled with items that are commonly used to manufacture meth.
All three people were decontaminated. Ray told officers the bag was his, so he was charged with manufacturing a controlled substance.