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Disturbance call leads to meth lab discovery

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By Jennifer Caldwell

A disturbance call led LaFollette police to the discovery of a meth lab on Beech Street last Friday.

When Robert Wayne Evans, 26, of 730 White Road, opened the door of 405 Beech Street Officers Jason Marlow and Bill Owens were greeted by the strong odor of chemicals coming from the residence, LPD records indicate.

As the officers searched the residence they discovered 10 pseudophedrine tablets, coffee filters wrapped in plastic, six white tablets identified as Somas.

After locating a back pack containing tubing and bottles with clear and mixed liquids, Marlow and Owens notified Officer Pam Jarrett, certified meth tech, of the situation.

Further investigation revealed 160 ounces of ammonia nitrate, bi-layer liquid, butane, Coleman fuel, 4800 milligrams of pseudophedrine tablets and a number of other items used in production of methamphetamine, according to reports.

Evans along with Christopher Lynn Powell, 22, of 113 Nevada Avenue, and Amy Deneil Vincent, 24, of 1014 West Central Avenue were arrested and charged with manufacturing meth, promotion of meth manufacture, possession of schedule VII and VIII drugs, possession of legend drugs to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia.

All three are scheduled to appear in court on April 17.