The large and time consuming “Red-P” or Red – Phosphorus way of “cooking” methamphetamine here in Chattooga County has almost completely been replaced by the more simple and faster “One pot” or “Shake and bake”, as it is often referred, method.
On Saturday my Investigators and I were on Davis Road in the Mountain View area following up on information, on an unrelated case, when we come into contact with three locals who were actively “cooking meth”. When we arrived at the residence one male, the home owner, ran into the house and locked the door. Another male ran behind the house and was taking off his shirts. It was clear, by what we could see and smell, as to what was going on. The home owner refused to open the door. A search warrant was obtained and a subsequent search revealed an actively ” cooking” bottle of methamphetamine as well as many items associated with the manufacturing of methamphetamine.
The door to the residence had to be completely breached, as the home owner had installed five or six different locking mechanisms on the interior of the door. Those arrested on charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Trafficking Methamphetamine, Possession and Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine were:
Vincent R. Hix of Davis Road, Trion
Justin R. Sword of Trion
Emily A. Jones of Davis Road, Trion
While Investigators and Drug Task Force Agents were processing the scene, a vehicle pulled into the driveway. A passenger in that vehicle, Misty Thompson, of Alabama was arrested for possession of methamphetamine.