According to a news release from the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department, detectives explained that Sheriff Terry Ashe had received more complaints of meth labs. Dodd gave detectives consent to search the property again.
Detectives found a trail leading from Dodd’s house across a creek and up a short hill where they reportedly found another meth lab, much larger than the one found in September.
Authorities said the method of choice was “the shake and bake.” Detectives found items including two backpacks full of two liter bottles containing meth byproduct, Coleman fuel bottles, cold packs, plastic tubing and coolers.
According to Drug Enforcement Agency Agent Mike Hale, who was called to assist with the investigation, all items found are essential in the shake and bake method.
Dodd and Bissinger were arrested for the manufacturing of a controlled substance as well as felony drug paraphernalia. Both men were transported to the Wilson County Jail where the bond was set at $55,000. They were in jail as of press time Tuesday.
Possible environmental charges are also pending since the meth lab was located uphill from a water source.