Lebanon Police arrested and charged two women after finding items believed to be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.
Officers responded to a complaint of a strong odor at Willow Tree Apartments on Alhambra Drive at about 9:15 p.m., Tuesday, according to a news release from the Lebanon Police Department.
Witnesses told the officers they saw the occupants of Apartment 1A take two backpacks to a dumpster. Officers looked inside the backpacks and found items commonly used in the manufacturing of meth.
They spoke with the occupants, identified as Kayla Rose, 23, of 1420 Alhambra Drive, Apt. 1A, and Ashlee Hibdon, 27, of 4672 Lebanon Road, Lot 27, and received consent to search the apartment.
After reportedly finding drug paraphernalia inside the apartment and receiving conflicting stories from the two suspects about when they took the trash out, officers looked inside two other trash bags found inside the dumpster.
Inside each bag, the officers reportedly found an active one-pot methamphetamine lab and other personal items linking the bags to Apartment 1A.
Officers trained as methamphetamine lab technicians responded to gather evidence and properly dispose of the hazardous material.
Rose was charged with Initiation of methamphetamine, Promotion of methamphetamine, Possession of Schedule II, Tampering with evidence, Reckless endangerment and Drug paraphernalia. She was released from the Wilson County Jail after posting $4,000 bond.
Hibdon was charged with Initiation of methamphetamine, Promotion of methamphetamine, Possession of Schedule II, Tampering with evidence and Reckless endangerment. She remains in jail on a total of $3,000 bond.
The suspects are to appear in court on June 4.