Star Staff Reports
Last Thursday, Tipton County Sheriff’s Office narcotic investigators received information of a location of a possible methamphetamine (Meth) lab. During the investigation, investigators observed a female and male leave in a vehicle from the target residence at 186 Munford Giltedge Road in Munford. Investigators observed the duo and other occupants of the vehicle drive to Shelby County, stop behind a business and retrieve what appeared to be a “Shake n Bake” one pot meth lab.
The vehicle was stopped at Armstrong and Wilkinsville Road by deputies and the occupants were identified as Caleb Neal, 29, of 186 Munford Giltedge Road in Munford and Krystyna Marie Stella, 31 of 3107 Benjesstown Road in Memphis. The driver gave consent to search the vehicle at the scene. Investigators recovered a “Shake n Bake” one pot meth lab and other components including batteries, filters, and plastic tubing in the passenger compartment.
Neal and Stella were arrested at the scene. Both were later interviewed and admitted to their role in the manufacturing and promotion of the meth. Neal has been formally charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine, Initiation of Methamphetamine and arrested on a Tipton County active warrant for Driving on Revoked License. Stella has been formally charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine. Both remain in custody with a $10,000 bond awaiting their Jan. 28, 2014 Tipton County General Sessions Court.
If anyone has information in this case or drug trafficking information, call the Criminal Investigations Division at 475-3300, Central Dispatch after hours at 475-4300, phone in tips at 475-3307, e-mail tips to email@example.com or Facebook Sheriff J.T. Pancho Chumley.”