Stolen vehicle investigation leads to meth lab discovery
A citizen tip of suspicious activity in a Red Bank neighborhood led to the discovery of several stolen vehicles and a working meth lab.
Sunday, August 19th 2012, 12:07 PM EDT
Sunday, August 19th 2012, 12:08 PM EDT
RED BANK, TN (WRCB) -- A citizen tip of suspicious activity in a Red Bank neighborhood led to the discovery of several stolen vehicles and a working meth lab.
Red Bank police officers responded to 107 Joyce Avenue Saturday to investigate a possible stolen vehicle.
Upon arrival, officers observed a male enter the front door of the residence and when they approached the door, the same male fled out a rear window. Officers pursued on foot but were unable to locate him.
Upon further investigation, officers discovered that a Mitsubishi SUV and 32 foot travel trailer that had both been reported as stolen.
They also located two motorcycles, an ATV and a 12 gauge shotgun that had been reported as stolen, one had been reported earlier that same day.
Upon a closer inspection of the travel trailer, they uncovered an active meth lab inside.
Detectives from the Chattanooga Police Department responded to assist in the recovery of those items stolen from within Chattanooga and members of the Southeast Tennessee Meth Task Force responded to assist in the reclamation of the lab inside the trailer.
Charges are pending in this case and the investigation is continuing.