|Meth lab bust on Cooks Road|
|Tuesday, March 19, 2013|
A joint investigation by Metro police narcotics detectives and TBI agents into alleged methamphetamine sales and manufacturing by a Mt. Juliet man led to today’s execution of a Wilson County search warrant and the arrest of the suspect.
Carroll Johnson Cook, 49, of 11 Cooks Road in Mt. Juliet, is being charged at the Wilson County Jail with initiating the process to manufacture meth and meth possession. A Davidson County warrant charging Cook with selling meth will be sought tomorrow.
During a search of Cook’s home today, investigators found a small quantity of meth and smoking paraphernalia. Inside a barn on the property, detectives and agents discovered 12 cooking pots, numerous empty packages of pseudoephedrine, muriatic acid, sodium hydroxide and other components associated with meth manufacture.
This investigation began with Cook’s alleged meth sale in Davidson County to an operative working with Nashville police. The TBI joined the case when it became apparent that Cook’s suspected meth involvement was based in Wilson County.
Other agencies taking part in today’s search warrant execution included the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, the Wilson County Office of Emergency Management and the Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force.