April Suzanne Gabbert, 45, and Kenneth Joseph Thacker, 46, both of Cleveland were taken into custody late last week.
According to Bob Gault, media relations coordinator for the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, patrol deputies for the BCSO responded to a motel in the 2500 block of Georgetown Road.
“After receiving verbal and written permission to search a room of the motel, deputies found several common components used in the manufacture of methamphetamine,” Gault said. “Cold packs, empty pseudoephedrine packets, lithium batteries and other items were found in the room.”
“Deputies’ investigation revealed an attempt to manufacture meth the night before while a 6-month-old child was sleeping nearby,” Gault said.
Gabbert was charged with initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine and aggravated child abuse and neglect.
Both Gabbert and Thacker had warrants already on file for immediate meth precursor, according to Gault.
• A bulldozer was taken from a worksite located on Lauderdale Memorial Highway. According to a report filed by deputy Paul Allen, Dale Scoggins said he had been using his John Deere dozer to clear the land for a new structure. Track marks were found at the scene where it appeared the dozer had been loaded onto a trailer.
Criminal Investigations Division detectives responded to the scene to collect evidence, according to the report. There was no dollar assessment regarding the theft.
• Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Drivers License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Bradley County beginning this weekend. The checkpoints will be set up in random location in the county.
According to THP officials, checkpoints are an effective means of recognizing the dangers presented to the driving public, by motorists who would violate the drivers license laws of the state.
All scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon weather conditions and manpower availability.