In addition, Gatlin knew Daniels had a history of involvement in manufacturing methamphetamine. Gatlin contacted detectives with the Task Force to assist in locating Daniels.
The suspect was found sleeping in a vehicle. The news release said detectives saw evidence of methamphetamine manufacturing and a search warrant was issued for the property.
Detectives reportedly located six separate backpack-sized bags containing methamphetamine manufacturing equipment that could have been used to operate several meth labs simultaneously. A sawed-off shotgun and two pistols were also located in the residence, along with finished methamphetamine.
This was Daniels’ third charge of manufacturing methamphetamine in the past few months. Daniels was the same resident on Cleaver Creek Road two months ago, authorities said, adding he is considered a dangerous subject.
Randi Lois Dodd, 28, was also at the site and charged with drug violations as well as Michael Goolsby, 33, who was charged with drug and weapon violations. There were no children present at the Bluebird Road site as there was at Cleaver Creek Road.
“We have seen a sharp increase in the mobile meth labs this year,” said Sheriff Terry Ashe. “Meth is so very dangerous and addictive. Our Violent Crimes and Narcotics Task Force between Wilson County Sheriff’s Department and Lebanon Police Department are making an important difference. Lt. Steve Gatlin, Wilson County Sheriff’s Department, was able to develop this case; all involved did a great job.”