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Two people are charged, after the explosion of a suspected methamphetamine lab in Newton County Thursday evening.

Newton County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Chris Jennings, said a camper trailer exploded just before 8 p.m. in the 8600 block of Trout Farm Road, near Tipton Ford.

“We were informed a meth lab had blown up,” said Jennings. “We found (more than) two pounds of marijuana.”

Jennings said the discovery of the pot provided reason to obtain a search warrant and the subsequent search of the property turned up 3.1 grams of ice (a type of methamphetamine), weapons and bulletproof vests and $10,550 cash was also seized.

He said the trailer was destroyed in the explosion and following blaze. Jennings said a vehicle was seen leaving the property shortly after the fire.

“The lab may have left before we got there, or it was destroyed in the fire,” he said.

Jennings reported that both Melvin Degraw, 51, and Chrystal Martin, 39, are each charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Both are held in the Newton County Jail on $100,000 bond.




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