Sheriff's deputies were out until nearly 4am Friday morning, April 10th, serving a search warrant on a meth lab bust in lower Wingfield.
On Thursday night, April 9th, around 9pm, Deputies Jones and Ritter along with Sp. Deputy Coniglio responded to a drug complaint at 4484 Wingfield Church Road. After police were given consent to enter an outbuilding, they found enough items in plain view to obtain a search warrant for the residence and additional buildings on the property. Once the search warrant was obtained, Deputy Phillips and Sheriff Doyle arrived at the scene to assist.
Upon serving the search warrant, police say a "one-step" meth lab was found in the garage along with numerous precursor chemicals, in addition to tubing, grinders, blenders, funnels, and finished methamphetamine. Officials reported there were also several cell phones, surveillance cameras and equipment, a scanner, and cash seized on scene. A 1995 Chevy Blazer was also found on scene, which was reported stolen out of Warren County.
Deputy Phillips, also a certified meth lab technician, disassembled and neutralized the meth lab on scene.
Carolyn Anglin, 53, and Troy Cowles, 50, both of Wingfield, were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine 1st offense, trafficking in controlled substance 1st degree - methamphetamine, possession of controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense - methamphetamine, and receiving stolen property greater than $500 less than $10,000.
Both were lodged in the Hart County Jail. The investigation is still ongoing, and investigators say that more charges are likely to come.
"The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office would especially like to thank County Attorney JB Hines for coming out late to write the search warrant," Sheriff Doyle said. "Also thanks to Officer Nathan Dennis with Brownsville City Police Department for helping detain the suspects." The Sheriff also noted that the arrests would have been much more difficult without help from the public. "Things always work better when we work together," he said.
Edmonson Voice Staff