published Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Two Chattanooga women, man face meth charges

A man and two woman — one who is eight months pregnant — face meth-related charges after police noticed noticed smoke coming from an adjacent apartment while investigating a disorder early this morning, according to Chattanooga police Sgt. Jerri Weary.

Francio Martinez, Maria Davis and pregnant woman Brittany Pate were charged with initiating manufacture of a meth lab and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police were called to 5430 Crestview Drive in Hixson on a disorder around 1 a.m. this morning. All three were at the address and admitted to having access to a smoking adjacent apartment. Inside the apartment was a working meth lab, which they all admitted to operating.

Pate was taken to a hospital for treatment and will be jailed when she is discharged.

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