Last updated: April 11. 2014 5:42PM - 4501 Views
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Officers with the Middlesboro Police Department arrested two individuals on Friday after allegedly finding multiple meth labs in an apartment in Cumberland Village.


Tangia Ann Ellison (Hughett), 35, of Middlesboro, and James D. Hamlin, 39, of Middlesboro, were both charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.


According to the arrest citation, officers received a complaint on a trespasser at an apartment in Cumberland Village. When officers arrived at the apartment, Ellison opened the door and told police there was no one else there except her 1-year-old child.


The citation states that after searching the home officers found Hamlin hiding in the bedroom closet with a one-pot meth lab, drain cleaner and Coleman fuel.


Two additional one-pot meth labs were found, police said. In addition, materials to manufacture meth were found in the kitchen.


Police also located the 1-year-old child in the apartment, according to the citation.


Ellison and Hamlin were charged with fourth-degree controlled substance endangerment to a child. The citation states Ellison was also charged for being a fugitive from another state because she is wanted in Wise, Va.


Hamlin was charged with second-degree disorderly conduct and resisting arrest for allegedly attempting to prevent officers from arresting him.


Ellison and Hamlin were lodged in the Bell County Detention Center.


MPD Lt. David Buis, officers Chuck Bruce and Clay Hurd and Sgt. Joe Holder assisted.


Anthony Cloud can be contacted at 606-302-9090 or on Twitter @AnthonyCloudMDN


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