|S'Town Man Among Those Arrested In Family "Meth" Lab Bust|
Posted on February 22, 2011
A methamphetamine manufacturing operation that authorities said was one the largest in Wayne County has been destroyed and six people, including a Summertown man, have been arrested.
The arrests, which involve four family members, were the result of a lengthy investigation. Authorities found five meth cooking operations, capable of producing 50 grams of meth at one time, when they searched the residence on Pine Ridge Road in Waynesboro, which is just east of downtown Waynesboro.
Fifty year old “Clifford “Tippy” Martin Jr., and his wife, 46 year old Beverly Ann Martin, 46, were targets of the investigation, and are facing felony drug charges.. Clifford Martin also was charged with unlawful possession of weapons.
Wilson said four others, including Clifford Martin's son, 23 year old Joseph Thomas Nievelt, of 214 Daly St., in Summertown, and nephew, 26 year old Johnny Lee Martin, of Waynesboro, were there during the search and also were charged with the two meth-related felony charges.
The same meth charges were filed against 42 year old Keith Lynn Staggs, 36-year old and James Benjamin Carrick, 36, both from Waynesboro.
The Wayne County Sheriff said Martin had pit bulldogs roaming the property and had two lookouts outside the residence.
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