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4 West Tenn. Residents Charged In Nashville Mobile Meth Bust

4 West Tenn. Residents Charged In Nashville Mobile Meth Bust

CREATED Mar 31, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Four residents of West Tennessee have been arrested in Davidson County after police said a mobile meth lab was found inside their vehicle.

Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said 29-year-old Kenneth Lee Moore, of Union City, 30-year-old Amanda Olhausen of Ridgely, 47-year-old Bennie R. Smith and 40-year-old Brandy Smith, both of Dyersburg, have been charged with manufacturing meth.

Police said the suspects purchased ingredients to make meth from Walgreens, located on Charlotte Pike on Friday.

After they left the store, officers followed the pick-up truck and stopped them for a seatbelt violation. Detectives said a chemical odor was present inside the truck.

Investigators said a "shake and bake" mobile meth was discovered inside the vehicle. They said a soda bottle lab containing lithium strips was found along with other meth-making ingredients, including drain opener, iodized salt, a lithium battery, aluminum foil and boxes of pseudoephedrine medication.

The four suspects had to complete a decontamination process before being taken to jail. They were booked in lieu of $40,000 bond each.