By JOEL McNEECE
Two Tunica County men were arrested recently following the discovery of a large meth lab in Slate Springs.
Peter Mallory, 46, a Calhoun native, was arrested and charged with possession of controlled substance and possession of precursors/ drugs. Billy Goff was also charged. He is being held in Hernando on a separate grand larceny charge. Calhoun Sheriff’s Department has a hold on Goff. Mallory, who was picked up in Tunica, was brought back to Calhoun where he is still in custody.
Calhoun Deputy Dean Poynor said they received a tip that a lab might be located in the vacant Slate Springs house that is currently tied up as part of an estate.
An “old fashioned, large” lab was discovered in the shed on the property with precursors inside the house.
“This lab was too large for personal use only,” Poynor said. “This was a supplier.”
Poynor said they had their own generator hooked up for producing anhydrous.
Poynor said the two men were apparently returning to Calhoun from Tunica on weekends and operating the lab.
Tunica County investigators and Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics assisted in this case.