Sullivan County

Man accused of breaking into grandparents' home to cook meth

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. - An elderly Sullivan County couple can't stay in their own home after deputies say their grandson broke in while they were out of town and set up several meth labs inside.

Sullivan County Officers say Wesley O'Dell broke into his grandparents' Bluff City home and turned it into a place for making meth. 

Friday night, the Littrells called 911 after pulling into their driveway and finding two cars in the driveway. "I just came back to my home, there's not supposed to be anybody there. There's two cars parked in front of my house. My house is open and it was locked when I left," says Donald Littrell to Sullivan County dispatchers.

When deputies got to the scene, they reportedly found the couple's grandson and four others cooking meth inside the home. Officers arrested them. 

They say O'Dell admitted to allowing the group to cook meth at his grandparents' house, for a price. "He told vice detectives that he was given $100 by the others in exchange for allowing them to make meth inside the home," says Leslie Earhart with the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.

All five are facing charges for burglary and manufacturing methamphetamine.

 The Littrells didn't want to talk on camera, but say it could be a month before they can move back into their home because of the contamination.

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