Police say meth materials found in school zone

10:24 am | February 5, 2013

Two Elizabethton residents were charged Monday after police said they discovered evidence of one-pot methamphetamine labs in their home just blocks from T.A. Dugger Junior High School.

Photo by Brandon HicksDella Yon huddles in a towel outside her Lee Avenue home after a decontamination shower.

Photo by Brandon Hicks
Della Yon huddles in a towel outside her Lee Avenue home after a decontamination shower to scrub away suspected methamphetamine residue.

Brandon Taylor, 32, and Della Yon, 35, both of 412 Lee Ave., were charged with promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, violation of a drug-free school zone and initiation of a process to manufacture methamphetamine.

Elizabethton Police Department Officer John Bulla said a tip led them to the neighborhood home, where he said an investigation reportedly revealed the shake-and-bake labs and a number of chemicals and equipment commonly used to make meth.

As Taylor and Yon took chilly decontamination showers in an outdoor stall surrounded by a blue tarp, two officers dressed in hazardous materials suits and respirators removed plastic bottles filled with various colored liquids and dried crystals and lined them on a plastic sheet on the house’s front yard.

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