During the early morning hours of February 27, 2010, Investigators with the Jackson Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit were conducting an investigation and stopped a vehicle driven by Marty Lee Jones, age 35, of 21 Robin Lane. Mr. Jones’ Tennessee driver’s license has been revoked. During a search of Jones’ vehicle, investigators seized approximately 3.0 grams of methamphetamine.
Investigators then went to the Best Western Motel, 1936 Highway 45 Bypass, where Jones had a room rented for the night. Upon entering the room, investigators observed an active meth lab. Due to the dangerous stage of production the lab was in at the time, investigators evacuated nearby rooms until the lab could be safely immobilized. The Jackson Fire Department’s Haz-Mat Team was called to the scene to assist investigators with the process. Once the lab was safely removed from the room, the D.E.A. was contacted so that a hazardous materials contractor could be dispatched to the scene to remove the hazardous materials and properly dispose of them. Investigators remained on the scene until this process was complete.
Mr. Jones was transported to the Madison County Jail, where he is still being held pending arraignment in Jackson City Court. He will face charges of Initiation of Methamphetamine Manufacturing, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Sell or Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Driving on A Revoked Driver’s License, 3rd Offense.
Anyone with information on this case or on suspected drug activity can confidentially contact the Jackson Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit 731-424-6485 or CrimeStoppers at 731-424-TIPS (8477).