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Pair arrested for shake, bake meth lab in Andy

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Drug Task Force agents arrested a pair with more than 20 ounces of meth oil Tuesday at an Andalusia residence.

DTF Agent Josh Hudson said that agents had received information on the pair at 302 College St.

“Agents came to do a knock and talk,” he said. “When we arrived, there was a strong odor of marijuana coming from the residence.”

Hudson said DTF agents detained Michael Straughn and Karey Beck.

0810-straughn,michael“Straughn showed us a one-pot meth lab,” he said.

At that time, DTF agents, requested a search warrant.

They were able to recover several old bottles used for manufacturing methamphetamine and a bottle that still had meth oil in it.

Street value of 20 ounces of meth oil is around $5,000.

0810-beck,kareyOne-pot or shake and bake labs have become popular since pseudoephedrine laws were implemented several years ago.

A one-pot meth lab is basically a bottle filled with chemicals used to make meth.

At the scene, agents recovered soda bottles, PowerAde bottles and more used to manufacture the drug.

Additionally, they recovered Drano, lithium batteries and muriatic acid.

The pair were charged with manufacturing first degree, trafficking and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.

They are being held in the Covington County Jail on a $550,000 bond.

DTF Agent Josh Hudson places muriatic acid, along with other ingredients used in a meth lab found at 302 College St. in Andalusia Tuesday, on the front porch.

DTF Agent Josh Hudson places muriatic acid, along with other ingredients used in a meth lab found at 302 College St. in Andalusia Tuesday, on the front porch.