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Burglary leads officers to meth lab
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A man caught in possession of a meth lab as lawmen were searching his home during a burglary investigation has been given nine years in prisonThe defendant, Jason Mac Brown, 38, entered a guilty plea to the charge of initiating the process to manufacture meth and a no-contest plea to the charge of theft. He was directed by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to serve nine years in the state penitentiary and pay $3,000 plus court costs.He was arrested along with co-defendant, Heather Leann Brown, 32, at their home. Ms. Brown entered a plea by information to her charges shortly after their indictments and served 42 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence for her part in the burglary and meth lab operation.They were developed as suspects in the burglary when witnesses saw a vehicle fitting the description of the one owned by the Browns at the scene of a home burglary on Shellsford Road.