The Macon County Sheriff Department arrested three individuals on meth-related charges this week, in the process of uncovering four meth labs at two locations.
The first two arrests were made earlier in the week by Sgt. Micheal Veatch and Lt. Darrell Taylor at 2170 Barefoot Road in Westmoreland. The two occupants of the home, Brent Lynn Sadger, Jr., and Frances D. Lilly, were both arrested after officers visited their home on Tuesday.
While assisting DCS with a child investigation at the residence, Sgt. Veatch said he found coffee filters in the house that tested positive for methamphetamine. Also found was a backpack containing ammonia nitrate, a lithium battery, tubing and measuring cups, and funnels; pliers were found in Sadger’s truck in the yard of the house.
Located in a burn pile in the barn there were three “one pot” meth labs and empty containers of charcoal lighter fluid, as well as blister packs from psuedophedine.
Lt. Taylor said that upon interviewing Mr. Sadger, he did admit to making meth at the residence, and Frances Lilly did admit to having knowledge of the meth making.
Sadger was charged with initiation of methamphetamine manufacture process and promotion of meth. His court date is 3/27, and his bond was set at $25,000. Lilly was charged with promotion of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her court date is 3/27, and bond was set at $5,000.
Another arrest occured on Friday, March 15, when Det. Donnie Crawford was sent to 1581 Smallng Road to investigate some leads from the Drug Task Force. A subject, Crawford said, had been stopped purchasing pseudoephedrine, and admitted to buying it for a meth operation run by one Douglas Havens.
Crawford went to said address and spoke with the woman in the residence, Trish Babbitt, who was dating Douglas Havens. Det. Crawford states, “While speaking with Ms. Babbitt, she gave us permission to search the residence. While we were searching the residence we located some plastic freezer bags with ammonia nitrate, salt, coffee filter, lithium batteries, Coleman fuel, and Drano that are all consistent with a one pot meth making system, shake and bake. We continued the search further in the home where we located several other items associated with drug paraphernalia such as smoke pipes, and scales.”
“When Mr. Hagan arrived from work he assumed we were there for the suitcase in the garage. So Mr. Hagan showed us the suitcase and found a Mountain Dew bottle with a tube coming out of it, a 2-liter bottle with some white powder substance in it, which are consistent with meth lab. While speaking with him, he said Babbitt had no knowledge of any of the stuff and took sole responsibility.”
Douglas Jay Havens was arrested and charged with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of SCH.II, and possession of drug paraphernalia. His court date is 4/3, and bond was set at $20,000.