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Two people arrested with meth lab in truck
Altered chemicals found in vehicle
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Two people were arrested and charged with initiation of a process to manufacture methamphetamine last Monday, when a deputy found what authorities believe to be components of a meth lab in their truck.The pair was arrested Oct. 10 after a deputy was dispatched to investigate reports of a suspicious vehicle parked by the side of Seven Springs Road.According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, 32-year-old Bradley Pugh was charged with initiation of a process to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony.His bond is $100,000, and he will be in court Nov. 10.Rikki Elizabeth Holland of McMinnville, 28, was also charged with initiation of a process to manufacture methamphetamine.Her bond is set at $75,000, and she will be in court on Nov. 10.A deputy was reportedly called to check out a vehicle parked on the side of Seven Springs Road.When he arrived, the lawman reportedly found Pugh unconscious behind the steering wheel of his truck, with Holland in the passenger seat.After rousing Pugh, the deputy obtained consent to search the vehicle, and allegedly found coffee filters and batteries inside the truck cab.The deputy then allegedly found a plastic tote and two bags containing chemical products that were altered for the manufacture of methamphetamine.A prescription bottle with Pugh's name, containing more altered chemicals, was also found in the bag.The deputy allegedly discovered a loaded handgun on the driver’s side of the truck in the course of his search as well.Meanwhile, 50-year-old Angel Claire Alexander of Lebanon was charged with a first offense of driving under the influence after a one-vehicle accident on Oct. 12.She was also cited for failure to maintain her proper lane of travel.Her bond totals $1,500, and she will be in court on Nov. 10.Alexander was involved in an accident while operating a vehicle on Highway 70.She had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on her person and was unsteady on her feet, according to reports.A bottle containing vodka was found in the vehicle, and Alexander reportedly admitted to the deputy on the scene that she had consumed it.The woman refused to submit to field sobriety tasks, but did submit to a blood test.In other news from the sheriff, 49-year-old Timothy Lloyd Caldwell of Dowelltown was charged with driving on a revoked license on Oct. 5.Caldwell was also issued a citation for a violation of the financial responsibility law and for failure to maintain his lane of travel.His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court Nov.16.According to reports, a deputy stopped Caldwell on Old Snow Hill Road after observing his vehicle leave its lane of travel.Upon checking Caldwell’s license, the deputy discovered that they were revoked on Aug. 24 for a DUI in Putnam County.James Walter Stringer, 34, was charged with driving under the influence on Oct. 6.He was also issued a citation for violation of the implied consent law.His bond is $1,500, and he will be in court Oct. 13.Stringer was stopped on Highway 70 for squealing tires, according to the sheriff’s department.He allegedly had an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person and was unsteady on his feet.The deputy reported that Stringer admitted to drinking beer and taking Xanax.Stringer reportedly performed poorly on all field sobriety tasks and refused to submit to a blood test.Greta Lynn Higgins, 43, was charged with driving under the influence on Oct. 7.Higgins was also issued cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.Her bond is $1,500, and she will be in court on October 13.A sheriff’s deputy stopped Higgins on Highway 70 for veering from her proper lane of travel.Higgins speech was found to be slurred, and she was judged to be very unsteady on her feet.She performed poorly on all field sobriety tasks, and she submitted to a blood test.During the arrest, the deputy reportedly found a hypodermic needle in Higgins' purse.Tanya Renee Broad of Sparta, 31, was charged with a second offense of driving under the influence on Oct. 8.Her bond is $3,000.Broad was stopped on Highway 70 for a violation of the light law.The deputy on the scene observed she had an odor of an alcoholic beverage on her person, and found her to be unsteady on her feet.Broad performed poorly on all field sobriety tasks. She also submitted to a blood test.

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