Three people arrested Wednesday at two different locations by agents with the Morgan County Drug Task Force face charges related to methamphetamine production, Sheriff Ana Franklin said.
Agents, along with pardon and parole officers, conducted a compliance check on Randall Dean Johnson, 45, of 512 Pine Ridge Road in Lacey’s Spring, and said they discovered a red phosphorus meth lab. Agents said they also found finished methamphetamine and felony drug paraphernalia.
Johnson was charged with first-degree unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and felony possession of drug paraphernalia. He remained in Morgan County Jail today in lieu of $10,000 bail. His probation will be revoked.
Agents later went to 7327 Danville Road in the Neel community after receiving several complaints that meth was being produced with children present. They made contact with Keith Adrian Smith, 45, and Mary Charlene Smith, 41, and obtained consent to search the residence.
Agents said they discovered a partial meth lab, lithium batteries, lye, Coleman fuel, coffee filters, empty cold medicine blister packs and finished meth.
The couple was arrested and each charged with second-degree unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
Keith Smith, who has prior meth-related convictions, was also charged with 13 counts of illegal purchase of pseudoephedrine, the Sheriff’s Department said.
Both remained in Morgan County Jail today. Keith Smith’s bail is set at $506,700. Mary Smith’s bail is set at $52,500.
Franklin said the children had left the residence Sunday to stay with a relative. The Morgan County Department of Human Resources is investigating.
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