East Tennessee police bust lab at Econo Lodge

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Chattanooga police were trying to serve a warrant when they smelled telltale chemicals.

Narcotics officers were called Monday morning and arrested 5 people at an Econo Lodge motel.

Police spokeswoman Sgt. Jerri Weary said charges were expected to follow.

A hazardous materials team was called out to remove the chemicals. An evacuation wasn't necessary.

Police said this is the third meth operation found in a motel room this year in Chattanooga.

No injuries have been reported.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 20658529 - local8now.com/a?a=20658529
Gray Television, Inc.