Complaint leads to meth bust

Published 4:11 pm Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A report of suspected drug activity led to the arrest of two suspects alleged to have been engaged in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department Chief Investigator Donnie Saucier said on Oct. 23, a deputy was sent to 170 Ozona Rd., Carriere based on a report of possible drug activity. Cpl. Joe Quave arrived at the residence and noticed what appeared to be several items outside the home that led him to suspect there was drug related activity taking place at the home.

Quave spoke to the residents and received consent to search the home. Inside he found what appeared to be an active methamphetamine lab.

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Narcotics investigator Rob Williams was called to the scene. After securing a search warrant, Williams found what appeared to be a one-pot lithium shake and bake methamphetamine cook. Precursor items such as an HCL generator, salt, sulfuric acid, lye and a bag of ammonium nitrate also were found in the home. Saucier said.

Two residents of the home, 46 year-old Glenn Mitchell and 41 year-old Belinda Mitchell, were arrested and charged with manufacture of methamphetamine and possession of precursor chemicals.

DEA and Hazmat crews were called in to process, clean and dispose of the hazardous materials related to the meth lab, Saucier said.