Police arrest man allegedly operating apartment meth lab

Friday, February 11, 2011 at 2:01pm

Metro detectives arrested a 50-year-old Madison man Thursday evening after knocking on his door to investigate a complaint that he was cooking methamphetamine in his apartment.

Police charged Henry Ernest Chambers of 335 Forest Park Road with 22 counts of manufacturing a controlled substance. He is being held in jail on $1.1 million bond.

When Chambers gave officers permission to search his home, according to Metro police, they allegedly found an active batch of the drug being produced, or cooked, in Chambers’ bathroom.

Police said they found 22 different cooking containers —each one representing a separate batch of meth — gas generators, cold packs, batteries, lighter fluid and other materials used to produce the drug.

Chambers told a detective he’d cooked meth every one or two days for the past three months, police said.

Chambers is set to appear in court next Wednesday.

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2 Comments on this post:

By: AmyLiorate on 2/11/11 at 3:20

Dude, get a permit next time!

By: Loner on 2/13/11 at 5:05

The bail was set at 1.1 million dollars? That is absolutely ridiculous. A frickin' bank robber or a person accused of horrific violence would not have their bail set at this astronomical level. I think Bernie Madoff's bail was less than this....are you folks in Nashville just plain nuts?

The judge in this case should be sacked, as he or she does not have a clue about what justice consists of. This is an outrage.