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April 22, 2014

Sheriff: Elkmont couple arrested on meth charges with child present

— A Limestone County husband and wife face multiple drug charges after being arrested Monday morning after authorities found three meth labs with a child present, said Sheriff Mike Blakely.

Charles Lee Anderson Jr., 34, and Dana Shawnell Anderson, 37, both of 19290 Compton Street in Elkmont, are each charged with first-degree manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Blakely said a narcotics officer and a school resource officer made the arrest after being giving permission to search the Andersons’ residence.

“The officers had a twofold purpose, with one in being reference to school truancy — there was a child at the home at the time of the arrest — and to check on complaints being made about meth being made at the residence,” he said. “They found three meth labs and a small amount of methamphetamine.”

As of Tuesday afternoon, the Andersons remained in custody at the Limestone County Jail in lieu of bond set at $56,000 apiece.

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