UPDATE: Police find active meth lab found in motel (with video)

Jared Felkins • Updated Oct 1, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Lebanon police arrested a suspect after an active methamphetamine lab was found in a motel Monday night.

According to Lebanon police Chief Scott Bowen, officers found the meth lab just before 8 p.m. inside a room at Southland Motel at 1107 N. Cumberland Street.

According to jail records, police arrested Ronald Fay Wilson, 46, of Lebanon, who was apparently a resident at the motel. Police charged Wilson with promotion of methamphetamine manufacture and tampering with or fabricating evidence.

Bowen said officers stabilized the scene and called in the Meth Task Force to properly dispose of the meth lab.

“We are lucky to have officers trained to handle situations like this,” Bowen said. “Something like this can be dangerous to officers who are not properly trained to deal with an active meth lab.”

Wilson remained Tuesday evening in Wilson County Jail on $27,000 total bond. An initial court date was set for Oct. 15.

Bowen said officers received a call about a strong smell coming from Wilson’s room from someone staying at or near the motel. 

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