Family Forced Out Of Their Home By Motel Meth Lab
By Chris Cannon
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Murfreesboro Police pulled over a car early Friday morning and a tip from that stop led them to a methaphetamine lab at a hotel.
Officers went to the Knights Inn on South Church Street and discovered a backpack full of ingredients used to make meth. After going inside a room, they found a mobile meth lab.
"A backpack was found with all the ingredients needed to make Methamphetamine," said Officer Kyle Evans. "They also discovered there was a mobile meth lab, one pot, shake and bake method, if you will."
Officer quarantined the affected room, and evacuated the adjoining room.
"The came knocking at the door to let us know there was a meth lab store next door," Corey Adcox explained.
She, her fiance, and six-year-old daughter had to leave in the middle of the night, and leave everything behind.
"All of our clothes. We have $200-$250 worth of food in there, that most of it's trash. They told us we have to throw it all away," Adcox explained.
Her family has lived at the motel for more than a years. The loss of money is not what upset the mother the most.
"My health, and my fiance's health are one thing, but she's fought too long to be here with her Hydrocephalus to have somebody else try to harm her," Adcox said.
Motel management moved the family into another room, but hey have no idea when they will be able to retrieve their belongings.
Jeffery St. John was charged with making meth. Police also charged with three counts of reckless endangerment for putting the family at risk.