Man arrested after DTF raid in Siam

By Abby Morris
Star Staff

   A Siam man has been charged with six felonies and one misdemeanor after law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at his address and discovered a methamphetamine laboratory.
   Billy Bowling, 38, 193 Clover Branch Rd., was arrested at 11:30 a.m. Monday morning by agents of the First Judicial District Drug Task Force and charged with the manufacture of Schedule II narcotics (methamphetamine), the possession of Schedule II narcotics (methamphetamine) for resale, possession of anhydrous ammonia, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of Schedule IV narcotics (valium) for resale, possession of Schedule IV narcotics (Xanax) for resale and possession of a Legend Drug (Soma).
   "Upon execution of the search warrant, a clandestine laboratory used to manufacture methamphetamine was discovered, and the CCSD SWAT Team cleared the residence and no one was present," said First District DTF Director Ken Phillips in a press release.
   At that time, the DTF Clandestine Laboratory Entry Team entered the residence. "Once inside the residence, a 105-pound chemical container of anhydrous ammonia was located along with the precursors necessary to manufacture methamphetamine," Phillips state in the release. "The clandestine laboratory was photographed, dismantled and processed for the Hazardous Materials Team that came from Nashville."
   DTF agents learned during the investigation that the residence on Clover Branch Road was being rented by Bowling and Cheryl Bowling.
   Billy Bowling was arrested shortly after the meth lab was discovered at the residence. He is currently being held in the Carter County Jail on a $55,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned in Carter County General Sessions Court on Nov. 17.