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Mobile meth lab busted

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Upon Nasvalls arrest, officers were able to obtain information related to the manufacture of meth and responded to room 151 of Knights Inn located at 903 Murfreesboro Road, finding suspect Steve W. Reid, 29, of Lafayette,and another male, Gary L. Canty Jr., 27, of Lebanon. Reid reportedly admitted to the shoe theft and surrendered them to officers.

Officers noticed vise grips and broken glass, items Bowen said were associated with drug paraphernalia, on top of the television, and upon searching the room, also reportedly found a backpack soaked with liquid and a white powdery substance on the floor.

Contents of the backpack were indicative of whats known as a shake and bake mobile meth manufacturing process, Bowen said.

Specially trained LPD officers responded to the scene and quarantined the room until the Tennessee Meth Task Force, or TMTF, arrived at the scene. The TMTF removed the contents from the room, which will remain quarantined until the clean-up process is completed by hotel management. Police believe the suspects were using the room to cook methamphetamine.

Nasvall and Reid were charged with shoplifting and Nasvall is awaiting pick up from Macon County Sheriffs Department on a probation violation. Canty and Reid were both charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing and are each in custody with a $100,000 bond each. They are scheduled to appear in court on March 2. Canty was also served a probation violation out of Wilson County.

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