|Weekend Meth Lab in Watauga County|
|Monday, 31 December 2007 04:58|
Yesterday evening Watauga deputies discovered a possible meth lab in Meatcamp.
Deputies were called to the Jones Drive residence just after 6 p.m. after neighbors reported a suspicious vehicle and a possible breaking and entering. The home had been vacant for sometime. A “safety sweep” of the residence revealed items relating to a methamphetamine lab. Four suspects were apprehended at the scene: 40-year-old David Bruce Woodring of Boone, 40-year-old Johnny Wayne Ellison of Boone, 37-year-old Randy Jack Davis of Mountain City and 29-year-old Jamey Houston Dowless of Trade.
The men face a plethora of charges, including manufacturing methamphetamine. Dowless’ only charge was resisting arrest.
As is standard procedure with a possible meth-lab, Meatcamp Fire Department and Watauga Medics were on standby during the incident. Sources within the sheriff’s office say the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are possible.
David Bruce Woodring, 40, W/M of 598 Jones Drive, Boone, NC was arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver Methamphetamine, Manufacturing Methamphetamine and Maintaining a Dwelling to Manufacture Methamphetamine. David Bruce Woodring was taken before a Watauga County Magistrate and placed under a $25,000.00 secured bond.
Johnny Wayne Ellison, 40, W/M of 303 Tanner Road, Boone, NC was arrested and charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine and Possess/Distribute Methamphetamine Precursors. Johnny Wayne Ellison was taken before a Watauga County Magistrate and placed under a $20,000.00 secured bond.
Randy Jack Davis, 37, W/M of 943 Sprucy Lane, Mountain City, TN was arrested and charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine. Randy Jack Davis was taken before a Watauga County Magistrate and placed under a $15, 000.00 secured bond.
Jamey Houston Dowless 29, W/F of 743 Modock Road, Trade, TN was arrested and charged with Resist, Delay and Obstruct. Jamey Houston Dowless was taken before a Watauga County Magistrate and placed under a $1500.00 secured bond.
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