911 call on prowler leads to meth lab bust

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WVLT)-- The Morristown Police Department discovered a methamphetamine lab Friday after a morning 911 call reporting a prowler.

Officers responded to the call at an abandoned house on Ridgecrest Street and discovered the active lab.

Joshua Mumford, 30, was inside and police say he was carrying a syringe and a knife with a six inch blade.

On the scene narcotics officers found tubing, acids and drano.

MPD Chief Roger Overholt stated in a press release, “This is one of those cases that highlights the importance of citizens making law enforcement aware of suspicious behavior. These methamphetamine operations pose a hazard not only for individuals involved in the manufacture of meth but, also other people in the area. We appreciate the continued support we receive from our citizens in helping us keep our community safe."

Police charged Mumford with initiation of methamphetamine manufacture, possession of a weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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