Four arrested with 'shake and bake' meth lab
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June 30, 2o11
PUTNAM COUNTY -- Two men and two women who were allegedly caught with a "shake and bake" meth lab had to be "decontaminated" before being incarcerated at the Putnam County jail on Friday, officers said. The four were arrested in an investigation by Putnam Sheriff's Deputy Trevor Barrett and Monterey Police officers on Friday.
* Randy Richard Bilbrey, 42, of 12538 Monterey Highway, Monterey, is charged with manufacture of meth and with tampering with evidence in the case.
* Christopher Todd Walker, 26, of Anderson Road, Monterey, is charged with manufacture of meth.
* Kayla Leann Walker, 20, of Bruce Lane, Crossville, is charged with manufacture of meth.
* Teresa Rae Collins, 46, of Joe Tabor Road, is charged with manufacture of meth.
It began when Deputy Barrett started looking for Christopher Todd Walker, who was wanted on a violation of probation warrant. The deputy developed information that Walker had been seen in and around Monterey in a gold colored Honda Accord. He consulted with Monterey Police officers and from there, the investigation moved to a house on Monterey Highway. Officers Larry Bates and Jerry Clark and Reserve Officer Bob Deporter went to the area with Deputy Barrett. They set up a plan to have the Monterey officers watch the back of the house while Deputy Barrett approached the front. Just after Deputy Barrett entered the driveway, he heard the Monterey officers shouting loud commands at the back of the house. Two men -- later identified as Bilbrey and Walker -- had run out the back door as soon as the deputy had pulled in, the report says. Using a night vision device, Officer Bates saw one of the two "shaking the contents of a two-liter bottle in the back yard, then dumping it out before running," the report says. As the Monterey officers began shouting orders at the two men, Walker ran back inside the house and was immediately apprehended by Deputy Barrett. The two women were located on the property and taken into custody, along with the two men. A meth making operation had been underway, and "shake and bake" meth bottles were found in the back yard, the report says. In and around the house the officers allegedly found kerosene, psuedophedrine, lithium batteries, cold packs, funnels, used and unused syringes, tubing, and several small plastic baggies, one containing meth residue, the report says.
"Each of the four persons attempted to blame the other person, and no one person would admit to the products being theirs," Deputy Barrett said. Allegedly, all four of the suspects had fresh needle marks on their arms and admitted to using meth, the report says. Bond for Bilbrey was set at $20,000, for Walker at $16,500, for Kayla Walker at $15,000, and for Collins, at $15,000. They have a July 25 court date. Deputy Jason Phy also worked the case.