Odell Charged by Smithville Police in Shake and Bake Meth Lab Discovery

October 20, 2010
by: 
Dwayne Page
Amy Odell (photo from a previous arrest)
Police suspect Meth Lab operation was conducted in bathroom
Drug paraphernalia and Meth Lab Components found in Smithville Apartment

Smithville Police found a shake and bake meth lab Monday at Brookview Apartments.

Detective Matt Holmes, who investigated the case, said 38 year old Amy Odell is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a schedule II controlled substance (meth), and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond is $47,500 and she will be in court on October 28th.

According to Detective Holmes, police initially received a complaint about drug activity in the residence and the apartment manager found meth lab components there while conducting a monthly inspection when Odell was away. The manager notified a security officer and he gave a statement to police about what was found in the apartment.

After obtaining a search warrant, Detective Holmes along with Sergeant Randy King and patrolman Matt Farmer went to Odell's apartment around 7:30 p.m. and found a meth lab in the kitchen closet. They also found coffee filters in the home containing finished product of meth. A search of the bathroom closet turned up a container with several used hypodermic needles

Odell wasn't at home while police were conducting the search but she was spotted in a Chevy S-10 pickup truck around 9:15 p.m. by county deputy Jeremy Taylor. Officer Taylor stopped the truck at the Sonic Drive-In and charged the driver, Christopher South, with driving on a suspended license. Odell, a passenger of the truck, was also placed in custody. Detective Holmes says more product used to make meth was also found in the truck, which belongs to Odell.

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