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According to sheriff’s deputies, on Thursday, August 23, officers arrested 46-year-old Kimberly Jo Kincaid and 35-year-old Charles Maxwell Merritt and seized a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory at 917 Misty Lane, Gilbert.

                   Kenneth Mark Steele                                                Charles Maxwell Merritt

               Kimberly Jo Kincaid

Deputies say they arrived at the Misty Lane address around 9:30 a.m. in an attempt to serve outstanding warrants on both Kincaid and Merritt who reside at the residence.

Upon arrival, deputies noticed a two liter bottle containing a mysterious liquid that is consistent with the manufacturing of methamphetamine, the report stated.

Narcotics investigators were able to determine that the substance was methamphetamine.

In addition to being served their outstanding warrants for arrest, both Kincaid and Merritt were each charged with manufacturing of methamphetamine.

Deputies say they seized another clandestine methamphetamine laboratory on Friday, August 24 at approximately 7:30 p.m. on 3419 Two Notch Road, near Gilbert.

According to the report, a deputy was on his way to another call when he witnessed a fight occurring in the middle of Two Notch Road between two females. The fight prompted the officer to stop and attempt to break up the incident. After settling the parties down, the deputy noticed a smell consistent with methamphetamine from a nearby residence.

After obtaining search warrants, deputies discovered a clandestine methamphetamine lab inside the residence located at 3419 Two Notch Road, the report stated.

Deputies arrested 39-year-old Kenneth Mark Steele of 3419 Two Notch Road and he was charged with manufacturing of methamphetamine.

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