Dumas man charged after two meth labs found in his home

DUMAS – A Dumas man faces drug-related charges after Tippah authorities found two methamphetamine labs at his home Monday afternoon, and confiscated a quantity of meth he had manufactured, according to Tippah County Narcotics Investigator Tommy Garrett. Carl Gross, 37, of 530 County Road 627 will be charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of precursors. Deputies also found some of what they believe is Ecstasy – an illegal stimulant Gross obtained elsewhere — and a small amount of marijuana, Garrett said. Working the case with Garrett is Sheriff Karl Gaillard, Chief Deputy Roy Shappley, and Investigator Jason Willis. The investigator said the case against Gross began in Alcorn County, where Gross is now being held on drug charges. Gross will be charged in Tippah County after Alcorn County files its charges. Garrett declined to detail Alcorn’s involvement in the case. He said no one was home when Tippah authorities executed a search warrant at Gross’ trailer late Monday afternoon, and found one of the two labs functioning. “Mr. Gross had a one-pot cook going on when we arrived,” Garrett said. Garrett said he was unsure if Gross had a job, but said he was a convicted felon.

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