Police charge two men in meth lab bust - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Janice Broach

Police charge two men in meth lab bust

Police have charged two men for running a meth lab inside a Memphis business following a year-long investigation following a suspicious death at the same business.

Flashing lights lit up the skies in front Pallet Express on Kansas Thursday night.  Police and fire department personnel were there after organized crime officers discovered a meth lab at the business.

"We didn't expect something like that was going on, and you're talking about some chemicals. I'm surprised," nearby worker Marcus Belton said.

The business is right behind a Memphis elementary school.

Organized crime officers started investigating Pallet Express when an employee died there more than a year ago. The Shelby County Medical Examiner ruled his death accidental due to the toxic effects of methamphetamine.

Thursday night officers went into the business with a search warrant and found the operating meth lab. Investigators said they also stopped some people removing meth making equipment from the business. They also discovered marijuana and a handgun.

Police took Jason Tyler and David Sanders into custody and charged them with manufacture of meth.

Sanders was charged with possession of a deadly weapon and possession of marijuana with intent to sell.

"It's just shocking. It's shocking. I'm thankful nothing didn't catch on fire or blow up because we didn't smell no chemicals," Belton said.  

Pallet Express has been quarantined because of the residue left from the meth ingredients.

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