Wilson County sheriff’s deputies discovered a methamphetamine lab while serving warrants Friday afternoon at a Lebanon motel.
Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan said deputies Jason Anderson and Matt Bush charged three suspects with manufacturing meth and other related charges at the Knight’s Inn.
“We had some information people we had warrants on were staying at the Knight’s Inn,” Bryan said. “We didn’t find any of them, but we did find this meth lab. The deputies did a great job in this case.
“It wasn’t an active lab, but they had all the makings of one. It appeared they had been cooking there.”
Deputies charged Candas Nicole Boatwright, 32, listed as homeless of Lebanon, with promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, possession of manufacture with intent for resale and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Brian Lee Cartwright Sr., 34, of Watertown, was also charged with promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, possession of manufacture with intent for resale and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jody Ray Compton, 24, of Lebanon, was with promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, possession of manufacture with intent for resale, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful carry and possession of a weapon and possession of a prohibited weapon. Bryan said the weapon was a knife.
Boatwright and Cartwright each remained Saturday in Wilson County Jail on $15,000 bond. Compton remained Saturday in jail on $19,500 bond. A March 27 court date was set for all three suspects.
Bryan said state meth task force agents were called in to clear and dispose of the lab.
“There is a very serious danger to all of this stuff,” Bryan said. “It’s affecting all walks of life. There really needs to be some work on the state level on regulating some of these ingredients.”
Lebanon police previously charged Boatwright with possession of drug paraphernalia Dec. 13 after officers found a meth lab in a vehicle she was a passenger in during a routine traffic stop at the Burger King on N. Cumberland Street. She was released from Wilson County Jail on $850 bond the next day.