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Meth Lab

December 16, 2010


On Thursday, December 16, 2010, the George County Sheriff’s Department assisted by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics executed a search warrant at 136 Mary Cochran Road in the Cochran Town Community.  Several precursor chemicals and methamphetamine was discovered at the residence.  The home owner, Josepth Lafayette Howard (38), and Wendy Suzanne Hartman (31), both of George County were arrested and charged with possession of precursor chemicals with intent to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine while in possession of a firearm.




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