FAIRVIEW, Tenn. – Police have shut down a meth lab at motel near the Williamson/Dickson County line. Two people were taken into custody.
Investigators said an observant officer saw ingredients and materials hidden inside a parked car at the Fairview Inn and Suites on Highway 96, just off Interstate 40 Sunday morning.
The black Nissan had been covered in a possible attempt to conceal the operation.
The vehicle was owned by a man who had already been suspected of running a meth lab. He was taken into custody, along with a woman who was with him.
Officers then began disassembling the elements of the meth lab found in the car and a motel room. There were several other people in the motel who had to be moved for safety.
"Clearly we have a situation here that makes us all very nervous," said Lieutenant Roy Russell with the Fairview Police Department. "Meth is an explosive agent, and if you put that in a family motel such as this, you put other people in the area at risk, and that's why we’re taking it as serious as we are."
The nature of the suspects’ relationship was not available.
Police identified the suspects as Matthew Lewis and Brittany Furman. They were charged with initiation of a process intended to result in the manufacture of methamphetamine and booked into the Williamson County Jail.
Bond for both Lewis and Furman was set at $25,000 each.