Codes inspectors smell meth, police arrest man

ATHENS, Tenn. (AP) -- Several meth labs have been found in a condemned house in Athens after city codes inspectors arrived to take photos for a demolition hearing.

Athens Police Officer Corey Fritts' report states police were called to the home when the city employees smelled fumes, reported The Daily Post-Athenian.

Police found 32-year-old Nathan Charles inside the house Tuesday, along with several one-pot methamphetamine cooking labs.

Athens Police Detective Freddie Shultz said the house was already a risk to the neighborhood and became a huge risk with the meth labs inside it.

Charles was held in the McMinn County Justice Center on Thursday on a parole violation charge.


Information from: The Daily Post-Athenian,

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