Seven arrested on meth-related charges, two children taken from scene

Kristian Smith, WBIR news intern

Investigators from the Loudon County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Division arrested seven people on meth-related charges Friday.

Ashley N. Jenkins, 24, of Philadelphia, Tenn., Nathan D. Johnson, 27, and Matthew L. Faulker, 28, of Philadelphia, Tenn., were detained at 984 Rady Town Road by LCSD deputies.

Two children, both under the age of six, were taken from Jenkins and Johnson's custody.

While searching for Jenkins and Johnson, a deputy stopped William Pappageorge, 33, of Niota, and Ashley N. McMahan, 23, of Lenoir City after their vehicle was located at the Inn of Lenoir motel.

Another meth lab was found in the trunk of their car.

Pappageorge and McMahan were suspects in another meth investigation.

They told authorities they manufactured meth with two other subjects at the Inn of Lenoir.

Two suspects, Ashley K. Greenwood, 21, of Lenoir City and Dustin L. Webster, 24, were detained at the motel.

All suspects involved with the meth labs were decontaminated at the scene.

They are all facing meth-related charges and other drug charges. Jenkins and Johnson are being charged with aggravated child abuse.

The Loudon County Meth Response Team responded to the scenes.

Loudon Co. authorities bust multiple meth labs in Friday night raids


LOUDON COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) Loudon County authorities busted multiple Methamphetamine-making labs on Friday night.

Lenoir City Police have released few details.

Reports from the scene indicate officers hit two labs around 9:00 p.m. One of scenes was located along Harmon Lane. The second was found at the Inn of Lenoir in the 500 block of US Hwy 321.

At least one person was taken into custody on Harmon Lane and officers could be seen searching an older model sedan parked along the street.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force were called in to help investigate. Decontamination crews were also called in to safely secure both scenes.

Officers were at the Harmon Lane lab early Saturday morning.