Detective Terry Blanton said he and Deputy Robert Jackson attempted to serve an indictment warrant on an Edmonson County woman at a home in Foxwood Circle. He said when they arrived on-scene the strong smell of chemical fumes associated with meth making was overwhelming.
Blanton said he immediately sought the help of Deputy Bryan Hammons who was able to obtain a search warrant for the residence within 30 minutes. Blanton said the couple inside of the home refused to open the door for approximately 30 minutes, but eventually answered the door.
Once inside of the residence, Blanton said they found the remains of a one step meth lab and enough ingredients associated with cooking meth to arrest the couple. Blanton said they attempted to dispose of the components by were unsuccessful.
30-year-old Mary Beth Lucas (Edmonson County) and 43-year-old Thomas Niedrich (Foxwood Circle, Ambassador Shores) were both arrested and charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamines, 1st Offense and lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center.