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LINCOLN COUNTY • A couple accused of cooking methamphetamine picked a bad place to set up operations.

Samuel and Tina Payne, both 43, put their lab behind an outbuilding on property owned by the family of a sheriff’s deputy, police said. The deputy was patrolling the area and caught the Paynes in the middle of making meth, authorities say.54c14968d6477_image

The incident happened about 2 p.m. Saturday along Highway V. Deputy Andy Kaimann saw the couple and a red Pontiac Grand Am sitting near an old outbuilding on his family’s recreational property, according to court documents.

Kaimann questioned the Paynes, who said the only reason they were on the property was because they had to urinate.

During the conversation, Tina Payne, began “dancing around,” saying she had to go to the bathroom and attempted to walk behind the outbuilding, according to police.

Then Kaimann and another deputy smelled a strong chemical odor. Upon investigation, they said they realized the Paynes were manufacturing meth.

Detectives found old pseudoephedrine receipts around the outbuilding, suggesting the couple had been on the property before to make meth, according to court documents.

Both are charged with felony manufacturing of a controlled substance and were being held at the Lincoln County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash-only bail.

The couple gave authorities different addresses. Tina Payne said she lives in the first block of Gilbert Lane near Elsberry. Samuel Payne listed a residence in the 200 block of Church Street in Winfield.








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