Two men are in custody after police shut down a suspected methamphetamine manufacturing operation in a mobile home on Maldonado Lane southeast of here April 12."Sure, come on in, Deputy. No, no, we aren't cooking now, but we whipped up a batch yesterday!"
Wilson County Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt Jr. said Wayne Buckley, 36, and Brandon Wade Pierdolla, 24, were arrested and charged with manufacturing a controlled substance. Emergency dispatchers received a call at approximately 8:34 a.m. about suspicious activity. Cpl. Roland Treviño and Deputy Gary Laughlin responded to the home a short time later.
“Deputies did a ‘knock and talk,’ and the people inside allowed them into the mobile home,” Tackitt said. “Inside, they had a lot of ingredients consistent with methamphetamine production. They were not cooking any at the time, but they said they had been cooking the day before.”
According to Tackitt, Buckley was on probation after a conviction on an identical charge in 2007. In addition to the recent manufacturing charge, Buckley was also charged with the theft of a 250-foot roll of steel cable from a neighbor’s house. His total bond is set at $24,000.
Pierdolla, who was also charged with resisting arrest for attempting to flee, is being held on a total bond of $6,000.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Your friendly neighborhood meth lab
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