Six arrested in connection with Seymour meth lab bust

Six arrested in connection with Seymour meth lab bust

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David Ford, Sr. (left) and David Ford, Jr. (Source: Blount County Sheriff's Office) David Ford, Sr. (left) and David Ford, Jr. (Source: Blount County Sheriff's Office)
Clockwise from top left: Edmund Conger, Jeremy Miscichoski, Nicole Veals, and Patrick Sweany (Source: BCSO) Clockwise from top left: Edmund Conger, Jeremy Miscichoski, Nicole Veals, and Patrick Sweany (Source: BCSO)

SEYMOUR (WATE) - Six people are facing drug charges in Blount County after a pair of meth lab busts on Monday.

Deputies said it all started Monday morning when they responded to a robbery call on Equestrian Circle in Seymour, but ended up finding an active meth lab.

Later that afternoon, a follow-up investigation revealed a second inactive lab at a neighboring home.

At that home, David Ford, Sr. of Seymour, two women and a three-year-old child were decontaminated.

Ford, Sr. was arrested and charged with initiating the process of the manufacture of methamphetamine.

In addition to Ford, Sr., five other people were arrested in connection with the busts.

Ford's son, David Ford, Jr., 33, of Seymour, was arrested on charges out of Sevier County.

Nicole Leanne Veals, 26, of Knoxville, Edmund James Conger, 33, of Seymour, and Patrick Ray Sweany, 43, of Equestrian Circle in Seymour, were all charged with promoting the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Jeremy Allen Miscichoski, 30, of Dandridge, was charged with violation of probation out of Jefferson County.

The women found in the home with Ford Sr. were not charged. The three-year-old the child was taken into state custody.

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