Hillsboro Man Arrested On Multiple Charges After Meth Lab Bust

Jeremy Namer Dalton intake photo provided by the Coffee County Sheriff's Department.

Jeremy Namer Dalton intake photo provided by the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department.

Jeremy Namer Dalton of Hillsboro was arrested by Coffee County authorities on Thursday Nov. 19 after he was found to be in possession of a methamphetamine lab and products used to produce the drug.
Dalton, 32, of 4435 Old Airport Road, Hillsboro was charged with reckless endangerment, tampering with or fabricating evidence, destruction of evidence and intent to manufacture methamphetamines.
According to a report by Coffee County Sheriff’s Investigator James Sherrill, a search warrant was served at Dalton’s residence after they had received information of possible methamphetamine production.
When officers arrived at the residence, Sherrill went to a shed behind the house and saw Dalton inside moving around. He then saw a fire inside the building. The officer was unable to gain entry to the building as it was locked. After the fire started, Dalton came running out of the building and Sherrill arrested him. Deputy Brandon Reed had called for the Hillsboro Fire Department to extinguish the fire and to help secure the building. A garden hose was used to put the fire out before they arrived.
According to Sherrill’s report, cleanup equipment was needed due to the extreme fumes from where Dalton attempted to burn the lab. Also there were several propane tanks inside the building which could have exploded.
Once the cleanup equipment arrived, officers entered the shed and found a number of ingredients used to produce meth as well as digital scales and a hand held torch. They also found $120 in cash in the building which was determined to be counterfeit. They also found a 12 gauge shotgun, which was a violation since Dalton is a convicted felon. The gun was found under the mattress in the bedroom inside the residence.
Officers seized a flat screen television, $816 in cash, tools, a 1994 Chevrolet Tahoe and various other items used in the surveillance of his operation.
According to Sherrill, the investigation is continuing and other charges are pending.
Dalton was booked into the Coffee County Jail under a bond of $175,000 and is to appear in Coffee County General Sessions Court Dec. 17.