Hubby, wife get busted
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 11:59 am
Paul Emerson Walker, April Dawn Walker
An Iconium Road man admitted to making methamphetamine more than 400 times at his home, the Cannon County Sheriff's Department reported.
Arrested were Paul Emerson Walker, 37, and his wife, April Dawn Walker, 36. They were both charged with manufacture of meth, possession of a Schedule II drug (meth), reckless endangerment, and main-taining a dwelling to use, sell or manufacture a controlled substance.
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"Paul stated that he has cooked (meth) every day and sometimes twice a day for years," reported Invest-igator Brandon Gullett. "I then asked him how many times he had cooked, which Paul stated that he had cooked meth over 400 times."
The Department of Human Services removed the couple's three children from the home and took them to the Stones River Hospital emergency room to be treated for meth exposure.
"I then located in the closet of the master bathroom a 20-oz Pepsi bottle with the label torn off of it containing a one-pot meth, which was found within 10 feet of one of the three children," Gullett said.
A meth clean-up crew from Cookeville arrived at the home and took possession of the chemicals that were discovered and trash from the meth lab, he said.
"I then placed placards on the front and rear door to quarantine the residence due to the manufacturing of meth inside," the investigator said.
A red tool box was found hidden in an air duct at the home. The box contained everything needed to manufacture meth except for the appropriate fuel.
The search warrant was executed by Gullett, Sheriff Darrell Young, Investigator Anthony Young, Sgt. Seth Perry and Deputies Jordan McGee, Roger Young, Andrea Damron and Kevin Mankin.