Grainger domestic dispute leads to arrest on meth lab charge

Grainger domestic dispute leads to arrest on meth lab charge

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During Cochran's arrest officers seized a Peterbilt tractor truck and a 2001 Chevrolet Corvette, which value in total between $60,000 and $80,000. During Cochran's arrest officers seized a Peterbilt tractor truck and a 2001 Chevrolet Corvette, which value in total between $60,000 and $80,000.
Steven Lyle Cochran (source: Grainger County Sheriff's Office) Steven Lyle Cochran (source: Grainger County Sheriff's Office)

BEAN STATION (WATE) - A Bean Station man is awaiting a day in court after he was charged on Sept. 28 with operating a meth lab.

Grainger County sheriff's deputies say they found an active meth lab at the home of Steven Lyle Cochran, 58, when they were called on the report of a domestic dispute at a nearby home on Howard Road.

According the arrest report, when the officers arrived at the home they smelled a strong odor, which they recognized as methamphetamine being prepared.

As they approached the home, they saw Cochran carrying a bottle into a storage shed. Materials used for making meth were found in the shed.

Cochran is charged with the manufacture of methamphetamine, which is a Class B felony. He is free on a $50,000 bond.

His first court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 12. If convicted he could face 8-12 years imprisonment.

During Cochran's arrest officers seized a Peterbilt tractor truck and a 2001 Chevrolet Corvette, which value in total between $60,000 and $80,000.

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