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Hotel meth lab busted in Kilgore

Released by The Kilgore Police Department:

Kilgore, TX (KLTV) - On Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 12:03 a.m. the Kilgore Fire Department and Kilgore Police Department responded to America's Best Value Inn and Suites, 3298 U. S. Highway 259 North, Kilgore, Texas in regards to a reported fire in one of the rooms.

After the hotel was evacuated and the fire extinguished within the room, the cause of the fire was soon discovered to be a methamphetamine lab. Approximately 4.1 grams of Methamphetamine was recovered from the room along with laboratory equipment and chemicals commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Further investigation revealed a large amount of counterfeiting equipment along with counterfeit checks, counterfeit money and forged identification in an adjacent room. DEA agents along with a Haz-Mat team responded to assist with the investigation and chemical recovery. At the time of this press release, the following three (3) arrests have been made in connection to this incident:

  • Rebecca Crystal Good, 30 years of age, of Kilgore, charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance a State Jail Felony.
  • Tammy Jo Sparks, 40 years of age, of Kilgore, charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance a Felony 3.
  •  John Carroll Moore, 52 years of age, of Kilgore, charged with Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance a Felony 1.

A total of approximately 16 grams of Methamphetamine were recovered from the three arrested suspects. They were all booked into the Kilgore City Jail and are now awaiting arraignment.

Investigation is ongoing, but the recovered evidence suggests an extensive counterfeiting operation reaching throughout East Texas. Anyone having further information in regards to this crime is asked to contact Detective Trae Portwood at 903-983-1559 or Gregg County Crime Stoppers at 903-236-STOP.

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