Macon County Chronicle

Scotsville Rd. Meth Lab Busted...Again

Officers of the Macon County Sheriffs Department arrested 37-year-old David Jay Smith and his wife 39-year-old Kimberly Ann Smith on Tuesday, November 24th, at the couple’s 602 Scottsville Rd. residence, after discovering a methamphetamine manufacturing operation inside the home.

This was not the first time officers have arrested the couple on charges involving meth manufacture, however, as the Smiths pled guilty to charges of ‘promotion of methamphetamine’ in October of 2010 following the discovery of meth lab components at their residence in September.

Currently placed under state probation and parole for their previous offenses, Detective Matt Looper of the Macon County Sheriffs Department initially arrived at the Smith’s home last week to investigate a report that Kim Smith had violated her probation.

“Upon arriving at the residence, Mrs. Smith displayed signs that she was under the influence of a controlled substance,” relayed Macon County Sheriffs Department Detective Bill Cothron.

According to Cothron, Smith’s probation officer was called to the scene, where she and her husband were both tested for drug use and the residence was searched by authorities.

During the search, officers discovered two jars, painted black and green, which contained precursors for the manufacture of methamphetamine, lithium batteries, Coleman fuel, drug paraphernalia and finished methamphetamine product.

Both David and Kimberly were charged with possession of a Schedule II drug, possession of drug paraphernalia and promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, and Mrs. Smith was additionally charged with violation of probation. A General Sessions Court date has been set for December 1, 2010.