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Thayer man faces multiple drug charges

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Staff Writer

A Thayer man is facing multiple drug charges after a traffic stop Jan. 20 south of Mammoth Spring.

Lemuel Brent Lewis has been charged with manufacture of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use; and possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine.

According to 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force, Lewis was at the intersection of Highway 9 and Hidden Hill Road when officers from the Fulton County Sheriff's Department, Mammoth Spring Police and Drug Task Force stopped him.

Drug Task Force Chief Scott Russell said officers discovered a phosphorous clandestine methamphetamine lab inside Lewis' vehicle.

"We've been watching this guy for some time," Russell said. "The lab we found inside his car was big."

A hazardous materials cleanup crew from Little Rock removed the lab from the vehicle.

Items found in the car include pseudoephedrine tablets, coffee filters, iodine crystals and red phosphorous.

Lewis is being held in the Fulton County jail. Lewis' bond had not been set as of press time.

Lewis will be arraigned in Fulton County Circuit Court in February.

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