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Police arrest 3 at Hills meth lab

BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 14, 2011 7:20 AM

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Johnson County sheriff’s deputies arrested three Hills residents on Feb. 11 after allegedly finding evidence of a methamphetamine lab at their home, according to a police report.

James Tyree, 27, 309 Washington St., was charged with possession of a controlled substance precursor, possession of a controlled substance, and a controlled-substance violation when deputies, executing a state narcotics search warrant, reportedly found meth, marijuana, and a number of items used the manufacture of meth. Tyree admitted to “puffing off” and selling meth, according to the report.

Tabitha Humphries, 20, was charged with possession of a controlled substance precursor and possession of a controlled substance when she allegedly admitted to purchasing pseudoephedrine for the purpose of manufacturing meth. Authorities also reportedly found marijuana in the area Humphries lives.

Richard Humphries, 18, was charged with possession of a controlled substance for admitting he smoked meth the night before the arrest, according to the report.

Possession of a controlled-substance precursor is a Class D felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. A controlled-substance violation is a Class C felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and up to $50,000. Possession of a controlled substance is a serious misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in prison and a $1,000 fine for marijuana and up to a year and $1,875 for methamphetamine.

— by Sam Lane


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