Just after midnight Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a home near the intersection of Tanning Lane and Buffalo Circle in the Indian Forest Subdivision off FM 1097 East.. A female resident discovered her roomate Kenneth Ellison was cooking meth and the odor had affected her eyes and breathing.
When deputies arrived the reportee let them into the home. Deputies were immediately met by the overpowering ammonia fumes. Montgomery County SIU Detective Peiper and SIU Deputy Adams were notified and responded to the scene.
In addition North Montgomery County Fire Department and MCHD responded for the females medical condition. She was determined to be ok and was not transported to the hospital.
In the garage of the home a small cook operation was discovered. Numerous precursors such as lithium batteries, fuel, salts, drain cleaner and cold compress packs were also found. throughout the home.
The two males identified as Daryl Richard Hedtke Jr. age 30 of 17570 Deer Glen in Conroe and Kenneth Ellison, age 24 the owner of the home at 13998 Tanning were both arrested for Possession Transport Chemical With Intent to Manufacture Controlled Substance.
Hedtke has a $10,000 bond while Ellison has a $25,000 bond.
As Ellis was busy cooking meth his wife Nashaa Renee Ellison remained in the Montgomery County Jail for a Motion To Revoke Probation. She was arrested on December 17, 2010 where she remains by order of the 359th District Court.
DPS Methamphetamine Initiative Group (MIG) was called out to collect the evidence.
In the past few weeks Law Enforcement Officials have worried on how to handle the costs of cleaning up a meth lab. The beginning of the month the United States Drug Enforcement Agency notified Law Enforcement across the United States that there was no additional funding to dispose of the meth labs.
Up to that point DEA funded cleanups. Now it is on the local officials to find ways to pay upwards of $500-$10000 for a Haz Mat Team from private industry to come in and clean it.
No charges were brought against the roommate.
HEDTKE ELLISON JAILED SINCE DECEMBER