Macon County Chronicle

Three Arrested in Meth Bust; Officers Treated for Exposure

Douglas Jay Havens, 32, Troy Leslie Hewitt, 45, and Heather Rhey Hackney, 34, were arrested on Friday, February 18th, after officers of the Macon County Sheriffs Department discovered numerous working meth labs at Hewitt’s 6859 Akersville Road residence in Lafayette.

According to Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons, law enforcement officers received information that Hewitt was manufacturing methamphetamine, and upon their entry of the residence, witnessed “the most shake-and-bake meth labs they may have ever seen in one location.” The number of meth labs inside Hewitt’s residence has not been released as of press time.

Detective Bill Cothron and K-9 Officer Mark Bartley were transported to Macon County General Hospital to be treated for their exposure to the labs, and were released.

The Tennessee Meth Task Force clean up crew was called to the scene to dispose of the labs and decontaminate the scene.

“Officers put their lives at risk every time a meth lab is involved,” Sheriff Gammons remarked. “I would like to personally thank all of the officers here for doing such a great job in working towards our goal of ridding Macon County of this toxic and often lethal drug. I would also like to thank the Lafayette Fire Department for assisting us at the scene.”

Douglas Jay Havens, was charged with promotion of methamphetamine manufacture. Bond is set at $25,000, Troy Leslie Hewitt was charged with promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, possession of a Schedule II drug, reckless endangerment and theft of property and Heather Rhey Hackney was charged with violation of probation and promotion of methamphetamine manufacture.