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NEWS ALERT – Meth Lab Busted at Clarksville Home

A Clarksville man was arrested Friday morning after a meth lab was found at his home. Charlie Fredrick McClendon, 30, has been charged with manufacture and possession of meth. According to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, members of the Calhoun-Liberty Drug Task Force went to McClendon’s home around 11 a.m. Friday for a “knock and talk” after receiving a tip that meth was being manufactured at the home. McClendon was advised of the reason for the visit and consented to a search of the home. MSM, a cutting agent used for processing meth in powder form, was found in the laundry room. Tin foil folded in a manner commonly used to smoke meth was located in a bedroom. A meth lab and ingredients for manufacturing meth were discovered outside the residence. Items were recovered from a trash can and a nearby oven. McClendon denied making meth, but said he allowed two people to manufacture the drug at his home the previous night. He did admit to using meth. After being placed under arrest, a piece of tin foil with burnt meth residue was found in McClendon’s pocket. Task force members participating in the search were Lt. Mark Mallory and Dep. Jody Hoagland of the CCSO, Lt. Tim Partridge of the BPD, and Sgt. Todd Wheetley of the LCSO.

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