Macon County Chronicle

Sheriffs Department Discovers Meth Operation 130 Feet from Elementary School

Twenty-nine-year-old William Earl McGuire, was arrested and charged with manufacturing narcotics after officers of the Macon County Sheriffs Department discovered a meth manufacturing operation in his Lafayette home, located at 704 Maple Street, just 135 feet from Lafayette Elementary School.

Officers searched the home on the evening of Friday, March 26th, and discovered tubing, ammonia nitrate, lithium batteries, pseudoephedrine, two-liter bottles and what law enforcement officials refer to as ‘shake-and-bake,’ a mixture of the components used to make meth.

Dangerously close to the elementary school and neighbors, Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons is thankful the discovery was made before anyone was hurt by the often hazardous effects of combining such chemicals and components.

“Meth operations are a seriously dangerous threat to our communities,” said Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons. “This one happened to be just 135 feet from the Lafayette Elementary School playground. This department feels extremely grateful to have shut it down, and I am very proud of our criminal investigations team for their role in its discovery.”

Sheriff Gammons and Macon County Sheriffs Department Detective Jeff Brewer were the investigating officers in the case.