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Three arrested on meth manufacturing charges

On January 23rd, 2012 officers from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office responded to a welfare check on a child at a residence on Gentry Creek Road in the Laurel Bloomery community of the county. Upon arrival officers spoke with the owner of the residence, obtaining permission to enter the residence. Upon entrance methamphetamine manufacturing components were discovered.
Three subjects were arrested at the location: Mary Howard, Richard Shane Mabe, Barry Eugene Spicer. Howard was charged with initiating the process to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and maintaining a dwelling; Mabe and Spicer were charged with initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine.
The Tennessee Department of Children Service was contacted in reference to the child, and the Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force response truck was called to assist with the clean up.
The investigation is ongoing at this time.