Two Arrested In Meth Lab Bust At Clarksville Motel
Amy Dasher and Heidi Green
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Two women were taken into custody after a Clarksville Police officer discovered a meth lab inside a motel room on Tuesday night.
Office Dennis Honholt was in the parking lot of Midtown Inn on Kraft Street around 9:30 p.m. when he noticed a woman get out of a parked vehicle, and tried to walk away. Officer Honholt said the woman, identified as 18-year-old Heidi Green, seemed nervous, and asked to search her vehicle, which she denied claiming the car was not hers.
A K-9 alerted officers to something in the vehicle. During a search, another woman, identified as 28-year-old Amy Dasher, came out of the motel room to say the car belonged to her.
Officers discovered two syringes, various pills, and 100 small plastic bags, and numerous batteries inside the vehicle. During an interview, an officer determined the pair had a history with meth, which led to the consented search of the motel room.
Once they got inside the room, a backpack containing a two-liter bottle that was fizzing from breathing hose. Police determined it was a one-pot meth cooking apparatus, and called in the 19th Judicial Drug Task Force to decontaminate the room.
"It gets very dangerous. You've got a lot of contaminants, you've got corrosive materials. And it becomes very explosive, so you've got a volatile situation," said Jim Knoll with the Clarksville Police Department.
The Drug Task Force said they found more meth cooking in other parts of the room as well. All of the equipment and drugs were seized.
Green and Dasher were arrested and charged with promotion of meth manufacturing. Both were held on $25,000 bond.