Meth lab found in motel

Jun 21, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Herald-Citizen

Two men and a woman were arrested last night in connection with a meth lab found in a rented motel room here, police said.

Comments
1 - 20 of 23 Comments Last updated Nov 1, 2012
First Prev
of 2
Next Last
herman

Cookeville, TN

#1 Jun 22, 2012
This crap is everywhere and it is sad that one can not take their family on vacation without worrying if the hotel is safe or not! Hotels have a list of people they do not want to rent rooms to (convicted meth users, dealers, guests that have destroyed rooms or steal from rooms), I guess these people were not on the list or the clerk failed to check before they checked them in. Hotel clerks need to check the people that they allow to stay at their hotel really good- I would hate to know that I was sleeping in the room next door with my child and being exposed to meth fumes.
wow

Cookeville, TN

#2 Jun 22, 2012
I say put them in jail with no bond. Most of them just keep cooking while out on bond. I think meth cookers should be given very long jail sentences - Anyone that cooks meth is making a choice that is slefish and with no regards for anyone but themselves. Treat them like a murderer.

Not only hotels get ruined, but rental homes. Several years back when looking for a house to rent I checked out one that stunk like meth (yes, I know what it smells like as I have worked with students whose parents cooked and they would come in with it clinging to their clothes. The landlord had a contract for renters to sign stating they would not make or do drugs in house. Upon further questioning of him I found out that the law came and took former renters away, protective services took baby (yes, baby was there while they were cooking!) because they were cooking. He also told me they gave him a paper telling him how to clean it. But it was obvious he hadn't...same old paneling and sheetrock, same nasty carpet - didn't even look as if it had been cleaned. How many unsuspecting renters does this happen to. I called the police dept to see if they had a list prospective renters could see that would say if a house had been known to have meth cooked in it- from a previous bust. They did not. Seems like that would be easy enough to have, but...and then the owners (hotels and houses alike) are responsible for the cleanup while the stinking cookers have no financial responsibility for it. Wrong, wrong, wrong!
Anyway, lock em up and throw away the key!
delois

Cookeville, TN

#3 Jun 22, 2012
I was interested in buying a house once and the realtor actually told me that it had been renovated due to once having been a meth den! I was in love with the house but so grateful to her for telling me before I purchased it. I did notice that I developed a headache every time I went to look at the place. I checked out a duplex once that had meth users as former tenants (the landlord did not share this with me- I found out from the other tenant) and it reeked of a smell that was like cat urine mixed with strong body odor. It is a very distinct odor and if one is ever looking for a place to live or rent, keep this in mind. There should be laws that require landlords to disclose previous renters activities if they are drug related. You could rent a former drug house and have unwanted guests in the form of users wanting to buy, unaware that the dealers are gone.
rogerbuns

Cookeville, TN

#4 Jun 22, 2012
there should be laws in place to keep people from making the drugs in their ghomes and apartments it does damage to the homes and the children and anyone else who is in communication with this place as it is a major health violation i thought they used to burn these offenfind homes down so that there would be no chance that some one later in life could become infected by the drug home.
There

Jamestown, TN

#5 Jun 22, 2012
There are two places I have driven/ ran by...and I usually smell a chemical smell but I wouldn't describe it as cat urine. I wonder if it is meth
thugs

Cookeville, TN

#8 Jun 22, 2012
Cops have not been able to get this meth crap under control for decades. Find some beat up town and supply them with all the meth they want, let them die off one by one. It would save money in the long run. It just seems to me is the police really don't want this problem to go away.
use your brain

Cookeville, TN

#9 Jun 23, 2012
herman wrote:
This crap is everywhere and it is sad that one can not take their family on vacation without worrying if the hotel is safe or not! Hotels have a list of people they do not want to rent rooms to (convicted meth users, dealers, guests that have destroyed rooms or steal from rooms), I guess these people were not on the list or the clerk failed to check before they checked them in. Hotel clerks need to check the people that they allow to stay at their hotel really good- I would hate to know that I was sleeping in the room next door with my child and being exposed to meth fumes.
How in the hell is a desk clerk supposed to "check" if someone is going to make a meth lab or not? What, go through there personal belongings or something? The desk clerk didn't fail in this case. The only thing they can do is report suspicious activity or behavior, same thing with housekeeping staff. They can't do background checks on people before they rent rooms or something. Use your brain. If you're that worried, spend the money and stay at a decent hotel instead or roach motel central
use your brain

Cookeville, TN

#10 Jun 23, 2012
*their
use your brain

Cookeville, TN

#11 Jun 23, 2012
And as for the "Do Not Rent" list, the hotel only has its own list of people it has accrued - hotels don't have a special list of people they share between each other, just in case you thought that. Usually people are only added to a hotel's Do Not Rent list AFTER they have done something to make the hotel to not want to rent to them again.
pinky and the brain

Cookeville, TN

#12 Jun 24, 2012
use your brain wrote:
And as for the "Do Not Rent" list, the hotel only has its own list of people it has accrued - hotels don't have a special list of people they share between each other, just in case you thought that. Usually people are only added to a hotel's Do Not Rent list AFTER they have done something to make the hotel to not want to rent to them again.
You are not entirely informed. Hotels DO have a list that they share with each other and it has names on it of people who have skipped out or stolen or vandalized from ANY of their hotels , and it shows the names of people in the area that have been convicted of any kind of meth violation. I know this personally because I have worked the front desk at a hotel before. Not everyone has the $ to stay in nicer hotels so I guess if you are poor you deserve to be exposed to the fumes from meth? Seems to me you have some issues..... But I did enjoy your attempt to "call me out" set me straight and belittle me.(that's what I call a real man ;)
use your brain

Cookeville, TN

#13 Jun 24, 2012
pinky and the brain wrote:
<quoted text>You are not entirely informed. Hotels DO have a list that they share with each other and it has names on it of people who have skipped out or stolen or vandalized from ANY of their hotels , and it shows the names of people in the area that have been convicted of any kind of meth violation. I know this personally because I have worked the front desk at a hotel before. Not everyone has the $ to stay in nicer hotels so I guess if you are poor you deserve to be exposed to the fumes from meth? Seems to me you have some issues..... But I did enjoy your attempt to "call me out" set me straight and belittle me.(that's what I call a real man ;)
Honey, I am informed, I work in a hotel here and in the past worked in a few others in town. ;)
use your brain

Cookeville, TN

#14 Jun 24, 2012
But nice try! LOL
pinky and the brain

Cookeville, TN

#15 Jun 24, 2012
use your brain wrote:
But nice try! LOL
They must not have trusted you with "the list".... you are probably on it!
been around a long time

Goodlettsville, TN

#16 Jun 24, 2012
I love the person saying it should be illegal to make meth in homes or apartments! Love it! Yeah, it probably should.
Smoke a geeker

United States

#17 Jun 24, 2012
Snap crackle and pop let God sortem out
cookevillian

Cookeville, TN

#18 Jun 24, 2012
pinky and the brain wrote:
<quoted text>You are not entirely informed. Hotels DO have a list that they share with each other and it has names on it of people who have skipped out or stolen or vandalized from ANY of their hotels , and it shows the names of people in the area that have been convicted of any kind of meth violation. I know this personally because I have worked the front desk at a hotel before. Not everyone has the $ to stay in nicer hotels so I guess if you are poor you deserve to be exposed to the fumes from meth? Seems to me you have some issues..... But I did enjoy your attempt to "call me out" set me straight and belittle me.(that's what I call a real man ;)
meth is no good obviously but i think the person you wrote this too was not too happy you were blaming desk clerks and i gotta agree its not the desk clerks fault. either way meth is terrible and its horrible people are sleeping or living next to these people putting their health and lives in danger.
thinking

Cookeville, TN

#19 Jun 25, 2012
rogerbuns wrote:
there should be laws in place to keep people from making the drugs in their ghomes and apartments it does damage to the homes and the children and anyone else who is in communication with this place as it is a major health violation i thought they used to burn these offenfind homes down so that there would be no chance that some one later in life could become infected by the drug home.
the laws are in place...no one obeys them. how old are you?
there everywhere

Jamestown, TN

#20 Jun 30, 2012
look around the people you dont expect doing it is the exact ones
wondering

Gainesboro, TN

#21 Jul 27, 2012
What motel was it?
1nfo

Cookeville, TN

#22 Jul 27, 2012
the girl in on it was only 18 or 19, probably looked sweet and innocent, how do you know?

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Cookeville Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
TN Who do you support for Governor in Tennessee in... (Oct '10) 6 min Mississippi gurl 146,097
TN Should state mandate immunizations? New require... (May '11) 1 hr Windy 9,328
Kristi Allen Sweet??? 4 hr Poking around 3
Sheriff Farris....One time Sheriff? 4 hr just accept it 78
Getting Gas in Cookeville 9 hr Gassy 9
sonic! 9 hr Burger Chef 3
Tony spins 9 hr Big Boy 7
•••
•••
Cookeville Dating

more search filters

less search filters

•••

Cookeville Jobs

•••
Enter and win $5000
•••
•••

Cookeville People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

•••

Cookeville News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Cookeville
•••

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]
•••