More Dangers for the Garbage Man

City Garbage Collectors are considered to have a hazardous job, since many ride the back of collection trucks as they make their rounds. An arrest made by Clinton Public Safety Friday illustrates another area of danger for garbage collectors. A Clinton woman is accused of operating a meth lab at her home, and dumping the waste into the city-owned garbage container outside her home. 

  On Friday, Clinton Public Safety charged 43-year-old Sandra Elaine Shockley of 105 Dillon Drive,Clinton with Drug Manufacture and Illegal Disposal as well as Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Prescription Medicine without the prescription.

Public Safety Officer Ritter states that on January 12th Ms Shockley committed the offense of Manufacturing Methamphetamine by having in her possession five used one-pot-method generators, tubing used in manufacturing meth, lye, lithium batteries and 8 empty blister packs. This allegedly occurred at 105 Dillon Drive in Clinton.

She is also accused of disposing of the methamphetamine waste in a city-owned trash can outside of 105 Dillon Drive. She is also accused of being in possession of less than one gram of methamphetamine in two syringes at her home Friday, and of being in illegal possession of a prescription drug Friday.

Bonds on the charges totaled $47,500. Sandra Shockley remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning.

   Clinton Public Safety charged a second suspect in connection with the same alleged meth lab at Ms Shockley’s residence. 50-year-old Johnny Earl Womble of 309 Beauregard Street,Clinton was charged with Manufacture of Methamphetamine and with Illegal Disposal of Methamphetamine Waste. He was also accused of having items used in the manufacture of meth and of putting meth waste in the city trash container at105 Dillon DriveFriday. Womble is also charged with Possession of a Schedule II Narcotic. In tickets issued at 7:45 Friday evening, Officer Prather charged Johnny Womble with Simple Possession of Marijuana and with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Bonds were set totaling close to $48,000. Mr. Womble remained in theJohnsonDetentionCenterthis morning.