Former Six Feet Under / Obituary Guitarist Allen West Arrested in Alleged Meth Lab Bust
According to the Tri-County Sun Times, West called police to his home Monday night (May 6), stating that two male subjects had forcibly entered his home and that he feared for his safety. The musician reportedly fled to the woods behind his home to make the phone call.
However, when the police arrived, deputies noticed a strong acidic odor emitting from the master bedroom and found plastic soda bottles with tubing piped out and a wet white pasty substance in the bottles and on the bathroom and bedroom counters. These items are commonly used in manufacturing methamphetamine.
Police called West back into his home and began to question him about some of the items that had been removed and placed in a cooler. The musician reportedly told the authorities that he had hid some of the items to avoid getting into trouble, but claimed that they were not his. He did however confess to have manufactured and smoked methamphetamine in his home as recently as two weeks prior.
The Special Investigation Squad then executed a search warrant and recovered additional items used in the production of methamphetamine. Lambgoat reports that West is currently being held on $40,000 bond at the Sumter County Jail in Bushnell, Fla.
West played guitar for Six Feet Under between 1993-1998 and was a member of Obituary for two stints between 1984-1989 and returning from 1992-2006. Chris Barnes of Six Feet Under tweeted about the incident, which can be seen below:
A sad day for an ex SFU guitarist. Get well bro.. thevillagessuntimes.com/article/man-ca…
— Chris Barnes(@sixfeetofficial) May 8, 2013