Two arrested for manufacturing meth

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Garth King and Steven Sheppard were arrested Thursday for manufacturing crystal methamphetamine.

By Michael Williams

Two Sevier County men have been arrested in connection with manufacturing crystal meth. The two men were allegedly operating a working lab which was found by Sevier County Officers on Thursday night.

Sevier County Sheriff Ron Seals states that officers went to a home on Mountain View Court to assist State Parole officers on a parole violation warrant on Garth F. King, who resides at the address. Officers arrived and found components for a working meth lab in the kitchen of the home.Meth Lab image

Officers then searched the home and found two other one pot method meth labs in the home and several other components used to make Methamphetamine. King, age 28, along with Steven T. Sheppard, age 22, of Manning Ridge were arrested.

Sheriff’s Office Clan Lab Techs were called to the scene to seize the lab components and dispose of the hazards. King was charged with three counts of violation of community corrections and manufacturing methamphetamine. King was on parole for a rape charge and is on the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry.

Sheppard was charged with manufacturing Methamphetamine. The residence was quarantined by authorities after the lab was cleaned up. The home owners will have to have an environmental team clean the premises more thoroughly before the home can be occupied again.

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