Four people arrested after meth bust at hotel

7:05 PM, May 3, 2013   |    comments
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  • COURTESY: Greene County Sheriff's Office
  • COURTESY: Greene County Sheriff's Office
  • COURTESY: Greene County Sheriff's Office
  • COURTESY: Greene County Sheriff's Office
    

Four people were arrested in Greene County after officials got a tip of a meth lab.

Albert Boyd Manis, 41, of Knoxville, Jena Ann Wilson, 24, of Lenior City, Stacy Jett, 44, of Knoxville, and Ronnie Gene Murphy, 41, of Knoxville are all charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

Officials made the bust Thursday in room #209 at the Days Inn Motel in Greeneville on East Andrew Johnson Highway. Captain Tim Ward with the Greeneville Police Department was one of the responding officers. He said, "When we arrived one of the subjects who was later arrested was outside. She was taken into custody by U.S. marshals. And as we approached the room another subject came outside and he fled on foot and was pretty quickly apprehended."

Captain Ward said when officials searched room #209 they found two other people who were later arrested along with a meth lab that had been disassembled, but proof it had been working.

"There was some finished product in the room also and so every indication was there that it had been used," Captain Ward said.

The owner of the motel said employees were working to clean the quarantined room.

Officials say currently there is no database people can check to see if any room they rent at any hotel was the site of a meth lab.

"Probably the easiest solution is to call the law enforcement agency in that jurisdiction, the sheriff's department or the police department, and just ask, 'Have y'all had any problems with this motel? Have you had any meth labs at this motel? Have they had anything that would make me not want to stay here?' That would be the easiest, most direct way to do it," said Captain Ward.

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