On November 04, 2011 the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office arrested Derrick Mullen (11/11/80) of Warm Springs, Paul Eugene Jackson (08/07/69) of Black Rock, Stephen Graves (07/05/82) of Black Rock and Theresa Lewis (11/13/84) also of Black Rock for possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture meth, possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture meth and possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use. The arrest came after deputies received tips from concerned citizens that Mullen was planning on cooking meth at a residence on County Road 502 near Portia. A check of Mullen showed that he was on probation out of Randolph County. Mullen’s probation officer was contacted about the information. Randolph probation contacted the Lawrence County probation officer to go with the Lawrence County Deputies to check the residence. Once at the residence officers found three other people inside the residence along with Mullen. Jackson was in the living room, Graves was hiding in a bedroom and Lewis was hiding in a bathroom. Officers found the components to a meth lab inside the residence and also several used syringes. A check of the four showed that they were all on probation and that Lewis also had several outstanding warrants from Jonesboro. Deputies placed the four under arrest and began to document the evidence and to also gather the evidence. One of the deputies got stuck with one of the syringes and had to go to Lawrence Memorial Hospital to seek emergency treatment. All four subjects were transported to the Lawrence County Jail to await bond hearings.
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