Three arrested after meth found in South Knox County home

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - A domestic call at a South Knox County home led to arrests of three people for making meth.

Two sheriff’s deputies accompanied a woman, Susan Thomas, to a home on Old Maryville Pike Thursday around 4:00 p.m.

Thomas told officers she was afraid to go alone to her house to get her things because her son, David Richards, had threatened to kill her.

When officers entered the house there was a strong odor of chemicals and they saw a cooking pot for methamphetamine.

The KCSO Narcotics Unit investigated and found more meth making materials such as 70 empty pseudoephedrine blister packs, 100 lithium battery strips, and ammonia nitrate.

A records check through the Tennessee Methamphetamine and Pharmaceutical Task Force showed that all three suspects had been buying multiple boxes of pseudoephedrine.

The two men and one woman were charged with the initiation and process of methamphetamine and promotion/manufacture of methamphetamine.

David Richards, 38, of Knoxville, is being held on $75,000 bond. He has a criminal history in Knox County involving theft and traffic offenses.

Fredrick Young, 29, of Knoxville, is being held on a $60,000 bond. He also has a criminal history of one DUI and drug charges.

Stacy Guinn is being held on a $60,000 bond. She has a previous charge for theft.


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