Eight arrested in major meth lab bust

Eight arrested in major meth lab bust


GREENEVILLE (WATE) - Eight people have been arrested in a major meth bust in Greene County.

Police were serving a warrant for aggravated robbery on James A. King at his home along Peppermint Lane in Greeneville. That's when they discovered an active meth lab. 

Emergency responders were called in to transport eight people from the home to the hospital for hazardous chemical related decontamination. 

Seven of the eight people were later taken into custody. The eighth, James B. King, has been hospitalized for issues unrelated to the metamphetamine exposure.

The house has been quarantined. 

Those arrested include James A. King, James B. King, Richard Fox, Kristin King-Fox, Debra King, Jesse J. Willett, Jessica Carter and Billy J. Wilburn.

All eight are being charged with drug related crimes. Additional "Haley's Law" charges are also pending due to an eight-month old unborn child that was in the house where the meth-lab was located. 
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