Henry County Meth Bust

A Henry County man charged with running an illegal drug lab could now face federal charges.

Authorities raided the home of 34-year-old Reggie Whiddon Wednesday.

They found a storm shelter buried in his back yard that they say was being used to cook up illegal methamphetamine.

The entrance was hidden under a doghouse, and surveillance cameras monitored the property.

Investigators were on the scene until after midnight.

Sheriff Lawton Ed Armstrong says they confiscated nearly three thousand dollars in cash.

They also found a small arsenal of firearms and now Whiddon could face federal weapons charges.

Sheriff Armstrong says Whiddon is currently on probation for an earlier drug conviction.

He says steps will be taken to put Whiddon in prison while he waits to stand trial on the latest charges.