Arrest in Franklin County Meth Lab Bust

June 17, 2013

Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas says a recent meth lab bust could not have happened without the help of several state and local agencies.

Last week, his office announced they had broken up a meth lab in the Canon area.

Thomas said a search of a residence uncovered all of the ingredients to make meth amphetamines, including Drano crystals, Lantern fuel, Stripped lithium batteries, Empty pseudo ephedrine    blister packs, Iodine crystals, and bottles containing meth residue.

Thomas said a lookout was placed for the suspect who was arrested last week in Whitfield County.

James HuntHe is identified as 23-year old James Hunt, address unknown.  Hunt is charged with manufacturing meth amphetamines. He remains in the Franklin County Detention Center on a $30,000 bond and a probation hold.

Thomas credits help from his deputies, the Franklin County Marshal, Agents  from the M.A.N.S. unit, State probation officers,  and the G.B.I. with securing an arrest.

He also credits the HAZMAT team that helped with the clean up of the dangerous chemicals found at the residence, along with  the Franklin County E.M.S and Franklin County 911 for their assistance with the scene.



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