CALDWELL COUNTY, NC – Three men have been arrested for making meth after one of them called 911 claiming he got lost in the woods while searching for paranormal activity.
Police say they received a call Monday night from 39-year-old Sonny Clay Hyatt. He told them he and his friends had been out investigating ghost stories in the woods when they got separated. Hyatt told the dispatch that he was now lost in the woods and needed help getting out.
Deputies ended up using Hyatt’s cell phone signal to track him down, but his story just didn’t sound right. After further questioning, Hyatt admitted that he and his two friends, 38-year-old Thomas Glenn Imler Jr. and 31-year-old Eric John Schmidt, weren’t in the woods looking for spooky ghosts – they were in the woods to make sweet, sweet meth.
Wyatt told them that they had gone into the woods to make meth because they were too afraid to do it in their apartment. The three got into an argument when their cook failed, and his two friends left him in the woods and made it safely back to their apartment.
Deputies allegedly found evidence of their outdoor meth lab, including the chemicals to make the drug inside the men’s apartment. The three men were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine precursor chemicals. They are being held in the Caldwell County Detention Center on $50,000 bonds, where I can only imagine they are the butt of many jokes.Tags: Crime, Drugs, Eric Schmidt, meth, North Carolina, Sonny Hyatt, Thomas Imler