ANGELINA COUNTY (KTRE) - Just after 6pm on Sunday evening, officers with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office arrested Jerry Wayne Pixley at his home in Central. Pixley is charged with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance.
Later Sunday evening, eight more people were arrested by the Lufkin Police Department at a home off of Atkinson Drive. Audra Poskey, Stacey Bozeman, Richard Johnson Jr, Rachael Tutt, David Dailey, George Mullin, Amber McElreath and Jerry Paul Samford were all charged with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance. The lab at the home was active when police raided the scene.
Several chemicals that are used in the manufacture of methamphetamine were also seized at the scene.
Sergeant Allen Hill with the Angelina County Sheriff's department says the strong odor from a Meth lab usually sounds the alarm and that's how they found this one. Someone called and reported "strange odors." He's asking you to do the same if you see, smell, hear, or suspect a Meth lab is brewing in your area. He says you can call the sheriff's office, or Crime Stoppers if you don't want to give your name.
Sergeant Hill notes that most people think of a meth lab as being a big extravagant setup, but it's not. He says it can be as simple as two seemingly innocent looking duffle bags containing the components of a Meth lab. With all the ingredients tucked away, it allows mobility and the perfect disguise.
"Anybody can take this, stick it in two bags, throw it in the back of a car, they go in the woods and cook, using the little propane burner, they don't need electricity. They take their flashlight and propane burner and they manufacture methamphetamine."
Sergeant Hill also warns of the dangers. The fumes and gases from cooking Meth can be deadly and the Meth itself is highly addictive.