Officers find meth lab in Sevier County home, arrest two

SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - Two men in Sevier County have been arrested in connection with a meth lab found Thursday night.

Officers were dispatched to Mountain View Court to assist state parole officer on a violation on Garth King, 28, who lives at the home.

They arrived and found a working meth lab in the kitchen of the home.

Officers searched the home and found two other one pot meth labs and several components used to make Methamphetamine.

Officers arrested King and Steven Sheppard.

A special team was called to the scene to seize the lab components and dispose of the hazards.

King was charged with three counts of violation of community corrections and manufacturing Methamphetamine.

Sheppard was charged with manufacturing Methamphetamine.

The home was quarantined by authorities after the lab was cleaned up.

King was on parole for a rape charge and is on the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry.


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