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April 13, 2011

Two meth busts in Mayes County

Two suspects were taken into custody when a methamphetamine lab was found in a Langley residence.

At 3 p.m., Monday, the Mayes County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous call stating a small child might be in the house with a meth lab at 130 E. Cherokee St. in Langley.

Mayes County Deputy Albert McKee, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Langley Police Department went to the house where they found Timothy D. Davenport, 23, and Jesse Joe Hembree, 22. They refused law enforcement’s request for a search.

The household trash was setting by the road and officers went through it, finding enough evidence of methamphetamine manufacture to arrest the suspects.

Search warrants were obtained for the house, where law enforcement found two package labs. McKee said package labs are all the ingredients to make meth in one container. In this case a tote and a backpack were used for the labs. Meth production was not underway, but all the ingredients were in place and McKee said there was evidence meth had been made at the house.

“We take all the stuff out, but someone has to come get it for disposal,” McKee said.

Hembree was convicted of knowingly concealing stolen property in 2007. He got a 5-year deferred sentence in that case.

Hembree and Davenport remain in custody at Mayes County Jail on bonds of $100,000 each.

There was no child as the residence when the arrests were made.

Mayes County Deputy Alan Davis worked a meth bust earlier in the day at Bridgeview Mobile Home Park in Strang.

“We had received numerous complaints about possible manufacture there,” Davis said.

At approximately 1 p.m. Monday, Davis went to the mobile home with McKee, OBN officers and Mayes County Canine Officer Travis Fleming. Wesley Jones, 51, was home.

“The door was standing wide open and he came out into the yard,” Davis said. Jones gave officers consent to search his residence where they found ingredients necessary to manufacture methamphetamine, including camp fuel, drain cleaner, lithium batteries and fertilizer. The lab was not active, but Davis said Jones admitted to making the drug.

Jones had a previous domestic violence conviction. He is in Mayes County Jail on $100,000 bond. The charge of manufacture of methamphetamine can carry a

sentence up to life imprisonment.

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