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Duo arrested in connection with meth lab
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Smithville Police have arrested two people and charged them in connection with a meth lab.According to Smithville Police Chief Randy Caplinger, 20-year-old Matthew A. Murphy is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and 20-year-old Holly Cikalo was charged with promotion of methamphetamine in the case.Caplinger said police were dispatched to a Woodlawn Street home on June 14 to investigate suspicions that Murphy had hidden meth lab components in the back yard.Police reportedly found muratic acid, drain cleaner, lighter fluid, ice compresses, lithium batteries, and Claritin D on the premises. Matthews allegedly admitted that the items belonged to him and that he intended to use them to make methamphetamine.Cikalo, who was reportedly found at the location with a young child, allegedly admitted to buying the lighter fluid and cold packs knowing that Murphy was planning to make meth.The Department of Children Services was notified and the child was removed from the home.The two will be in court on July 19.Bond for Murphy is $25,000 and $15,000 for CikaloMeanwhile, Amanda Brooke Washer, 24, was arrested by Smithville police on June 9, and cited by the sheriff’s department on June 13.Washer is charged with theft of property over $1,000 and aggravated burglary in the June 9 case, and written citations for violation of the seatbelt law, simple possession of marijuana, and simple possession of drug paraphernalia on June 13. Caplinger said that ,Washer broke into a residence on June 9 and took several items, including jewelry and cash, all valued at over $1,000.