were transported to Macon County General Hospital Friday night, Feb. 18 after they were exposed to fumes from a cooking methamphetamine
According to MCSD Chief Deputy Stacy Gann, MCSD Lieutenant Bill Cothron and other officers executed a search warrant at the Macon County residence at 6859 Akersville Road.
The raid took place at approximately 7 p.m.
In the process of executing the warrant by law enforcement officers, the suspects in that residence came outside and then ran back inside the residence.
Officers pursued them to a back bedroom of the home, where a meth lab was discovered.
"We called out hazmat and the Tennessee Meth Task Force to clean up the
scene," said Gann.
Members of the Lafayette Fire Department Hazmat team who are trained to handle hazardous materials were called to the scene to assist with decontamination.
Members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol were also dispatched to the scene.
Lt. Cothron inhaled some fumes. He and MCSD Deputy Mark Bartley were transported non-emergency by Macon County Emergency Medical Services to MCGH.
"Deputy Bartley was inside and, as a precautionary measure, we sent him to
the ER to be checked out," said Gann.
Two men and a woman were apprehended and taken to the Macon County Jail.
Charges are pending, following additional investigation.
More details as they become available at www.maconcountytimes.com