3 charged in Blount Co. meth lab bust

By: Nick Bona Email
By: Nick Bona Email

BLOUNT COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) – Blount County authorities’ busted three people on Thursday for several meth-related charges.

Randi Danielle Thibault, 27 of Maryville, Stephen Brown Henry, 49 of Tallassee Road and David Steven Neal, 29 of Maryville were being held at the Blount County Detention Facility on Thursday.

Investigators said they were called by a business on Wednesday after workers spotted Henry shopping for several ingredients used to make methamphetamine. They arrived on the scene and were able to follow Henry back to a house on Oak Street. At the house they saw several meth-making ingredients in plain view and asked to search the home. Inside the investigators said they found a meth lab and immediately took all three into custody.

Thibault was charged with promoting the manufacture of methamphetamine, aggravated child abuse, and an outstanding warrant for violation of probation. She received the child abuse charge along with Neal after it was determined children were living at the home but not present at the time of the search. The children were later located by the Department of Children’s Services and Maryville Police, decontaminated and treated at the hospital. Her bond was set at $125,000.

Henry was charged with promoting the manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Neal was charged with initiating a process intended to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of Schedule II for resale, aggravated child abuse, and an outstanding warrant for violation of probation. His bond was also set at $125,000.

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