|Meth Lab Busted On Sam Simpson Road|
On December 31, 20012 the Marshall County Sheriff's office was advised by an anonymous caller that there were some children living at a residence located 1240 Sam Simpson Rd., and that there was Meth being manufactured at the residence. The Department of Children Services was notified by the Sheriff's office. An investigator for D.C. S. came to the Sheriff's office and was advised of the situation. Deputy Mauro Edwards, Deputy Lori Haynes, Detective Tony Nichols, Detective Chad Bass, and the Department of Children Services representative went to 1240 Sam Simpson Road. There they talked with a resident of the home who was identified as Brandon Caperton. Mr. Caperton gave permission for the officers to enter the home to check the welfare of the children. Two other adults were in the residence and were identified as Shelby Ferguson of Lewisburg and Kristen Leslie of Murfreesboro. A check of the National Precursor Log showed that Caperton, Ferguson, and Leslie all had extensive purchases of Pseudoephedrine within the month of December. Pseudoephedrine is the main drug used to make Meth. A search of the residence turned up a clandestine Meth Lab. There were three young children present at the residence. Caperton, Ferguson, and Leslie were arrested on charges ranging from Aggravated Child Endangerment to Initiation or Process with the Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine. The Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force Unit was called to remove the lab, and the residence was quarantined by the 17th Drug Task Force.