A Greeneville resident was among three men arrested Friday after the discovery of a "rolling methamphetamine lab" during weekend traffic saturation patrols, Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal said in a news release.
Michael Brandon Smith, 30, was one of the men charged with promotion of methamphetamine manufacture after a 1997 Chevrolet Impala was pulled over on Hales Chapel Road in Gray, Graybeal said.
Also in the car and charged with the felony offense were James David Hale, 31, of Gray; and Sean Michael Byrd, 22, of Hinesville, Ga.
The men were each arrested and charged with promotion of methamphetamine manufacture after deputies conducted a traffic stop on a 1997 Chevrolet Impala on Hales Chapel Road in Gray.
"Once the vehicle was stopped, deputies detected a strong chemical-type odor in and around the vehicle. Washington County Sheriff's Office K-9 Mali alerted on several areas of the vehicle," Graybeal said.
"In the front of the vehicle, deputies discovered pseudoephedrine tablets that had been saturated with starter fluid. In the trunk of the vehicle, deputies discovered several components that would have completed the methamphetamine manufacture process," the report said.
The Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force also responded to the scene.
Bond of $10,000 was set for each defendant. All three men had a first scheduled appearance Monday in Washington County General Sessions Court.