Crimetracker: Welfare check leads to meth bust

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT)-- A domestic welfare check leads to a meth lab bust in east Knox County.

According to KCSO, officers were dispatched to a home on the 6000 block of Babelay Road around 12:00 p.m. Sunday when they found components of a meth lab.

Officers evacuated everyone inside the trailer.

The KCSO Narcotics Unit also responded to the scene and found evidence of multiple previous meth cooking sites, or "meth cooks."

Ricky Lewis, 44, was arrested and charged with initiation and the process of meth, and promotion and manufacture of methamphetamine.

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