By Nathan Baker
A Stoney Creek man was charged with making methamphetamine by Carter County sheriff’s deputies, who say they found a working lab in his home.
Carter County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Mike Little said officers were tipped off Thursday afternoon by an anonymous source that Chris Clayton Hicks was in the process of cooking methamphetamine at his 529 Laurel Road home.
“We’ve suspected some narcotics activities from that residence in the past, and yesterday we got some information that he was in the process of an active cook,” Little said. “We went to the residence and he was very cooperative and gave us consent to search. Almost immediately we found lab components.”
Little said a Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force cleanup truck responded to the scene to dispose of the active lab, and Hicks and Jamie Lavon Blackburn-Horton, a woman who lives with Hicks, were decontaminated and arrested.