Authorities bust up meth lab


A 46-year-old man is facing multiple charges after being arrested on suspicion of making methamphetamines Sept. 6 at his home in the 200 block of Orville Duke Road in Morrison.

Sean M. Kronnick has been charged with the initiation of a process intended to result in the manufacture of methamphetamines, maintaining a dwelling to keep or sell illegal substances, and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a Cannon County Sheriff’s Department report.

Initially, deputies went to his home in reference to a complaint filed by Woodbury resident Melinda Barrett, who alleged Kronnick had stolen some of her property.

“After getting out of jail, I went to retrieve my belongings from Kronnick, and he would not return all of them,” Barrett said in an affidavit complaint filed Sept. 4 in Cannon County General Sessions Court.

Two days later, an arrest warrant was signed for Kronnick’s arrest over the theft allegations.

During a routine search of his residence, “several components for a meth lab were found,” investigator Anthony Young said in a Sheriff’s Department report.

In a related report, Young said authorities also found items used to ingest, inject and inhale illegal narcotics.

In addition to the drug-related charges, Kronnick is also facing one count of misdemeanor theft in connection with the incident involving Barrett.

He is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on all the charges Tuesday, Oct. 2, in General Sessions Court.