EAST RIDGE, HAMILTON COUNTY (WRCB) – Two people have been arrested after deputies say they were attempting to set up a meth lab in a motel.

Deputies say Johnny Burns, 42, of East Ridge, and Sandra Gasaway, 40, of Ringgold, were arrested at the Motel 6 on Lee Highway.

Deputies say they spotted the couple brining several bags into the motel room and became suspicious.

When deputies questioned the couple they say they discovered components to set up a meth lab.

Both Burns and Gasaway have been charged with manufacturing meth and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.