BENTON -- The Scott County Sheriff's Department had a busy weekend which included the seizure of two meth labs and a Saturday night traffic stop that led to an arrest for outstanding warrant and controlled substance violation.
On Sunday, Chaffee Police officers and Scott County law enforcement were investigating a complaint of a strange smell at a 514 W. Parker in Chaffee, according to a Monday news release from Sheriff Rick Walter. As the law enforcement personnel approached the door of the residence and the resident opened the door to speak with them, they saw what appeared to be a controlled substance in plain view.
The subsequent investigation revealed a "shake-and-bake" meth lab and a quantity of recently manufactured methamphetamine. Those arrested were: Jennifer Maddox, 27, of 108 W. Martha, Chaffee, charged with possession of a controlled substance; and Rickey Childers, 26, of 514 W. Parker in Chaffee, charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Bond for Maddox is set at $10,000 cash or surety; Childers' bond is set at $75,000 cash or surety. As of press time, both remained in custody at the Scott County Jail.
During the course of the investigation, another suspect who lives in Oran developed. The Oran Police Department was contacted to assist in the case.
After the team finished at the Chaffee residence, they went to the Oran address where the residents agreed to a voluntary search of the premises. The search there also revealed controlled substances and components of a meth lab.
Three persons were arrested at the residence.
Donald White, 38, of Oran, is charged with two counts of possession of a control substance (methamphetamine). White's bond amount was not set as of press time. The other names were being withheld pending the issuance of warrants.
In other news, during a traffic stop Walter made near Diehlstadt on Saturday night, the driver was found to have an outstanding warrant through the city of Charleston. During the search, the suspect, Nathan C. Davis, 32, of 88 Highway A in Uniontown, was found to be in possession of marijuana and heroin. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and a traffic charge of speeding.
Davis posted a bond of $15,000 cash or surety and was released from custody.