A domestic dispute on Feb. 8 between a father and son led to drug charges against the father and another man, and pending drug charges against the son.
Cannon County Sheriff Investigator Anthony Young originally responded to a domestic dispute on Feb. 8 at 390 C.L. Barrett Road.
When he arrived, Investigator Young learned from witnesses at the scene that Jerry Dean Barrett had been involved in a physical altercation with his son, Jerry Dee Barrett.
Three parties at the residence told Investigator Young the altercation was over a $35 food stamp card.
While at the location, Investigator Young also received information of a possible meth lab at 172 Cabin Hill Lane, Woodbury, which is where the Barretts reside.
Investigator Young said that initially the younger Barrett stated his father had hit him with a poker. However, there was no evidence to support that claim. It was, however, determined that the elder Barrett allegedly struck his son using his fists.
The younger Barrett was transported to Stones River Hospital for treatment. Investigator Young took a statement from the younger Barrett at the hospital, and also obtained permission to search the Cabin Hill Rd. property.
"We then went and searched the residence, outbuilding and garage located on this property," Investigator Young said.
"During the course of the search, in the garage area and outside the garage, we found a meth lab and also drug paraphernalia used for ingesting drugs," Investigator Young said.
Jerry Dean Barrett was charged with aggravated domestic assault, manufacturing methamphetamine, initiating the process of manufacturing methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a Schedule II drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Another person who resides at the residence, Timothy Ryan Lawson, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, initiating the process of manufacturing methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a Schedule II drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Charges are pending against Jerry Dee Barrett, Investigator Young said.
Both Barretts were arraigned in Cannon County Circuit Court Friday on prior drug charges.
Assisting Investigator Young in the investigation and search were Sheriff Darrell Young, Chief Deputy Bruce Kirby, Deputy Randy Neal, Deputy Eric Moss, Deputy Seth Perry and Deputy Reed Bryson.
Sheriff Young expressed his appreciation for the teamwork involved in the investigation.