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Two Mt. Eden men and a woman from Bloomfield are facing felony drug charges following a meth lab bust Sunday night.
Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Gordon Miles said he was acting on a tip when he and fellow officers converged on a home at 5616 Mill Road in Mt. Eden.
“I have been watching this house for several weeks,” said Miles.
Miles said police were greeted with a strong chemical odor that is often associated with the manufacturing of methamphetamine. After obtaining permission to search the home, Miles said that “a large amount of finished product and two active cooks” were found. He estimated the street value of the illegal drugs to be in the thousands.
Christopher T. Yates, of 5616 Mill Road, has been charged with allegedly manufacturing meth in his home. The 27-year-old has also been cited with possession and trafficking meth. An additional violation was added after it was determined Yates was living with his wife and violating a court-issued emergency protective order.
In the home with Yates at the time of the incident were Joshua F. Sherrard, 30, and Lori A. Wells, 32.
Police have charged Sherrard, of 4135 Mill Road, with manufacturing meth and tampering with physical evidence after Miles reportedly saw Sherrard hiding drug paraphernialia in a bedroom.
Wells, of 102 Cherokee Road in Bloomfield, has been charged with meth possession.
All three suspects were taken to Shelby County Detention Center.
Miles said that further arrests could be pending.