Man charged after deputies find dozen one-pot meth labs in home
By Nate Morabito, Investigative Reporter - bio | email
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Richard Scott Norris (Source: Washington County Sheriff's Office)
WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN (WJHL) -
A Gray man was charged with a numerous crimes by Washington County deputies Friday morning after they found a dozen one-pot meth bottles in his home.
According to Sheriff Ed Graybeal, deputies went to 125 Scenic Drive just after 7:30 a.m. Friday to serve warrants on Richard Norris, 42, but he would not come to the door.
A deputy saw him crawling under the building attempting to hide.
Deputies got inside and found Norris. They also found a trap door going to a crawl space under the building and meth-making components.
Further searching revealed numerous amounts of meth-making materials, twelve one-pot meth bottles and a small amount of methamphetamine.
Two small dogs at the house were taken by Animal Control to be decontaminated.
Norris was charged with violation of probation, failure to appear, failure to report, resisting arrest, cruelty to animals, initiation of a methamphetamine process and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substance or distribution.
He was being held in the Washington County Detention Center on $22,000 bond.
Norris was scheduled to appear in Sessions Court Monday.