|Published: 9:38 AM, 01/02/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
A Madisonville man was arrested early
Sunday after he ran a stop sign in Vonore with an alleged
methamphetamine lab in the back seat.
Vonore Patrolman Michael Miller said it
was around 12:15 a.m. he saw a black GMC SUV run a stop sign at the
intersection of Depot Street and Highway 411. Miller stopped the
truck and found the driver to be James Eric Hamm, 36, Hiwassee Road.
Miller said Hamm's license was
suspended and when he asked if there was anything illegal in the
vehicle, Hamm said no. Miller asked if he could search the truck and
Hamm said yes.
Miller looked through the vehicle and
found a white powder believed to be methamphetamine in a plastic
baggie beside the driver's seat. Miller placed Hamm under arrest
and asked him if there was anything dangerous in the truck. Hamm said
there was a meth lab in the back of the truck.
See full story in the Wednesday, Jan. 2, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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