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Four charged with two meth labs
The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department arrested four people after a drug detective’s investigation revealed two meth labs at a Smithville home on March 12.The four, 30-year-old Joseph Huff Ray of Snow Street; 44-year-old Melissa Darlene Woods of Florence, Ala., 39-year-old Jeffery Lynn Sanders of Lincoln Street; and 42-year-old Anthony Lynn Colwell of McMinnville, were all charged with initiation of a process intended to result in the manufacture of methamphetamine. According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, the detective saw Colwell and Woods take a bag out of her Jeep and saw Colwell take it across the street and place it behind a block wall outside a Snow Street residence where Joseph Ray was staying.Ray said the bag contained a plastic bottle, also known as a one pot, along with other components used in the manufacture of meth.Colwell and Woods were arrested, and Woods' Jeep was seized by the sheriff's department.The detective reportedly saw Sanders through a window, holding a yellow bag in the kitchen of the home.After obtaining consent to search the premises, the detective reportedly found the yellow bag hidden in the couch.The bag allegedly contained several pseudoephedrine pills.The sheriff said the detective patted Sanders down and found several coffee filters on him.A search of the room where Ray was staying revealed a black leather bag that reportedly held a glass pyrex dish, lighter fluid, a turkey baster, ph strips and assorted tools.Another plastic bottle, apparently being used to manufacture meth, was also found in the room.Ray allegedly admitted that the items in the room were his.All four are under a $50,000 bond.Woods will appear in court on March 28, Ray on April 22, Sanders on April 8 and Colwell’s court date is May 9.Meanwhile, Michael Andrew Snyders, 27, was charged with domestic assault and aggravated assault on March 15.He was further cited for simple possession of a Schedule III drug (Subutex) and simple possession of a Schedule IV drug (Xanax). Ray said a deputy, dispatched to a Dry Creek Road residence to investigate reports of a physical domestic dispute, spoke to a woman who said that Snyders became angry because she was on the phone and began assaulted her.She reportedly said that Snyders had put her in a headlock and punched her, stomped on her right foot and broke her phone and porch light.The woman allegedly had bruising and redness around her face and neck and a swollen foot.It was determined that Snyders was the primary aggressor, and he was arrested.Ray said the woman's two children, ages eight and four, were also assaulted.The eight-year-old allegedly told the deputy that Snyders grabbed her around the neck with his arm and squeezed it.The sheriff said she had redness around her throat area.Snyders allegedly fell on the four-year-old.Snyders reportedly dropped a small bronze container containing a blue oblong pill believed to be Xanax, and a quarter of a white pill believed to be Subutex, while being questioned.His bond was set at $6,000 and he will appear in court on March 28.Kasey Lee Frazier, 33, of Baxter was charged with domestic assault on March 16.He was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.According to the sheriff, a deputy called to check out reports of a physical domestic dispute on Sunny Point Road determined that Frazier was the primary aggressor.A woman said that Frazier was arguing with another party at the residence, and when she tried to break it up Frazier became angry, shoved her down, and began hitting her.The assault allegedly spilled outside the home, where the woman said Frazier held her down with his knee on her throat and hit her in the face with his fist.Ray said the woman had red marks on her neck and left cheek around an eye.When Frazier was arrested a search reportedly revealed a used hypodermic needle in his pocket.His bond was set at $3,000, and he will appear in court on April 3.Robert Lee Ried, 43, was charged with being a fugitive from justice on March 17.Ray said Ried was picked up as a fugitive from justice from Missouri where he is wanted by the Phelps County Sheriff's Department for a felony bad check charge.Missouri authorities plan to seek extradition.Joseph Robert Loff, 32, of Sparta was charged with criminal impersonation on March 14.The sheriff said a drug detective stopped Loff on Highway 70 in Dowelltown, where he allegedly told the the lawman that his name was Robert James Loff and that he was born Dec. 16, 1981.He allegedly did not have any identification with him.The detective reportedly noticed a bank card in the name of Joseph R. Loff, and after a brief investigation, determined that Loff had given his brother's name.Loff allegedly admitted that he didn't give his real name because he did not have a drivers license.His bond was set at $2,500 and he appear in court on March 28.