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Mom charged in meth lab bust

Published 12:13am Tuesday, February 4, 2014

by Leah Justice

The mother of Corey Shane Lindsey, who was charged last week by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office for a methamphetamine lab was also charged this week.

Vickie Ruff Lindsey, 53, of 127 Wolfe Branch Drive, Mill Spring was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance (all felonies), and misdemeanor simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance (prescription pills), simple possession of schedule VI (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the sheriff’s office.

Corey Lindsey, 26, also of 127 Wolfe Branch Drive, Mill Spring, was charged last week with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a felon (all felonies), and misdemeanor simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance (prescription pills), simple possession of schedule VI (marijuana) possession of drug paraphernalia possession of a firearm by a felon, according to sheriff reports.

The sheriff’s office discovered a meth lab on Thursday, Jan. 30 at the 127 Wolfe Branch Drive residence during a probation search of the residence.

Corey Lindsey is currently on probation after serving a sentence in prison on a possession of methamphetamine conviction from a May 2013 arrest, according to sheriff reports.

The sheriff’s office said Corey Lindsey was released from prison approximately one month ago.

Investigators discovered one small meth lab in a plastic bottle, that was no longer active but had recently been cooked, sheriff’s officers said.

Last week’s meth lab discovery was the third in Polk County so far this year as two others were also discovered by the sheriff’s office in January.

The county’s largest meth lab in recent history was discovered in Green Creek on Jan. 9 with officers coming into the residence while cooking was occurring.

Officers found the active lab as well as approximately 15 old labs at 315 Scoggins Road, Green Creek and arrested Billy Lawrence Carr and Harold Dean Bailey, according to sheriff reports.

The sheriff’s office also found a meth lab dump site on John Weaver Road, also in Green Creek on Jan. 1.

Vickie Lindsey was still being held in jail as of Monday, Feb. 3 under a $92,000 secured bond.

Corey Lindsey was still being held under a $108,000 secured bond.

 

 

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