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Sheriff: Welfare check leads to four meth arrests

A concerned citizen aided the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department in dismantling a methamphetamine manufacturing operation on Saturday, Jan. 5.
Four individuals were arrested after an officer was dispatched to 3 B’s Trailer Park, lot 14, off of North Main Avenue in Unicoi County, to conduct a welfare check on residents Nathaniel James Effler, 23, and Marina E. Guyer, 19, after a call from a concerned citizen.
Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley said the reporting officer notified him of used needles lying on the front porch, an overturned television visible through the open door of the residence and an odor emanating from the mobile home.
“The main concern of the deputy was to conduct a welfare check on the residents to make sure they were OK,” Hensley said. “He went inside the trailer to do a welfare check on them and found the meth lab.”
Hensley said three ‘shake and bake’ labs were recovered from the scene.

For the remainder of this article please see the Jan 8 2013 edition of The Erwin Record.

By Kayla Carter
Staff Writer
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