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The sheriff’s department has arrested two people after a detective allegedly discovered items related to the manufacture of meth in their truck and more suspected components of a lab in Pugh’s Dowelltown home after a traffic stop last week.
Bradley Harold Pugh, 34, and 31-year-old Rhonda Michelle King were both charged with initiation of a process used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.
According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, the detective stopped a pickup truck driven by King in Dowelltown for a traffic violation on July 11.
King reportedly turned west onto Highway 70 from West Main Street without stopping at a stop sign.
The detective allegedly saw a straw in the console.
Pugh, a passenger, was searched and a metal container was found containing scales and methamphetamine was reportedly found under his seat.
The rest of the vehicle was searched and several components used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, including lithium batteries, drain opener, a coffee grinder, ph strips, rock salt, empty blister packs, cut lithium batteries, used lithium strips, and a one-pot plastic bottle were allegedly found.
The sheriff said that after the truck was searched, Pugh reportedly gave consent for the detective to search his home.
The detective accompanied Pugh and King to the residence, where he reportedly found King's 13-year-old son.
The detective also found two one-pot bottles along with a 20-pound bag of ammonium nitrate, one gallon of muriatic acid, liquid drain opener, and a gasser.
Bond for Pugh was set at $50,000 and King's bond was set at $25,000.
They will appear in court July 25.
Carl Reich, 55, was charged with criminal trespassing on July 8.
Ray said Reich parked his vehicle in the back yard of a residence on Brush Creek Road and went to the door of the residence and banged on it several times.
The victim allegedly asked Reich several times to leave the premises but he refused until the victim's father showed up with a gun.
Reich then reportedly left the premises and parked his vehicle at a store in Alexandria.
His bond was set at $1,500 and he will appear in court July 25.


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