Sheriff Dept. Flushes Out Meth Lab
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 6:14 am
The Cannon County Sheriff’s Department flushed out a meth lab on Sycamore Creek Road and arrested three people in the process on Aug. 12.
Acting on information received by Sheriff Darrell Young about a possible meth lab operation at 972 Sycamore Creek Rd., he, along with Investigator Anthony Young and deputies Seth Perry and Brandon Gullett, went there to investigate.
When the officers drove up to the residence, they saw several people running out of the house.
“We then went through the house, because one of the subjects went out the back door,” Investigator Young said. “While going through the house I saw several components used in meth labs.”
Two persons were apprehended immediately and detained. The officers secured the residence and then Investigator Young went to obtain a search warrant.
A subsequent search of the residence uncovered a one-pot meth lab, needles, spoons, pseudoephedrine pills and other items commonly used to cook meth.
At that point Brandon C. Croasmun, who lives at the address, and Joshua N. Nichols, 688 Manustown Rd., Woodbury, were placed under arrest.
While clearing the house for other individuals, Lisa G. Croasmun, Brandon’s mother, was found hiding in a bed.
“This was a total team effort,” Investigator Young said.
Brandon Croasmun was charged with Initiation Of The Process To Manufacture Methamphetamine, Maintaining A Dwelling To Manufacture Methamphetamine and Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia. His bond was set at $71,000.
Lisa Croasmun was charged with Initiation Of The Process To Manufacture Methamphetamine, Maintaining A Dwelling To Manufacture Methamphetamine and Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $71,000.
Nichols was charged with Initiation Of The Process To Manufacture Methamphetamine and Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia. His bond was set at $21,000.
All three are slated to appear in Cannon County General Sessions Court on Oct. 2.
Brandon Croasmun will likely face an additional charge of Violation Of Probation as he is currently on state supervised probation after he pled guilty to 6 counts of forgery in July. He admitted to stealing checks from his mother and grandmother, making them out to various businesses and cashing them. He was sentenced to 2 years on each count. Counts 5, 7 and 8 will run consecutive to counts 1, 3 and 4. He was placed on state supervision probation for 4 years.