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Meth lab discovered near high school
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Smithville Police arrested two people last Thursday after they were found with a meth lab in an outbuilding just a few feet from DeKalb County High School.According to city police, 36-year-old Bobby Pinegar, Jr. and 32-year-old Misty Goff were both charged with initiation of a process intended to manufacture methamphetamine, sale and delivery of a controlled substance in a drug-free school zone, and reckless endangerment. Smithville Police Officer Chip Avera was reportedly on a routine patrol of the high school parking lot when he saw smoke coming from the outbuilding, which is on private property adjoining school grounds on West Main Street.Chief Randy Caplinger and Detectives Matt Holmes and Brandon Donnell of the Smithville Police Department rushed to the scene, and when they knocked on the door authorities said Pinegar came out of the shed.Police said that when he opened the door they could see a green bottle containing liquid with smoke was coming from the bottle inside the building.Officers said they could also see other meth lab components inside the shed, including coffee filters, tubing, bottles of unknown liquids, a 20-ounce bottle of a liquid sludge and other items.Two bags containing the finished product, ready for sale, were also reportedly found at the scene.Bond for both Pinegar and Goff is set at $60,000, and they will be in court on Sept.13.