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Alleged meth-makers found in crawl space
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Two men who tried to hide in a crawl space when deputies raided a Leesburg residence have been charged with making methamphetamine.The men, Edwin Scott Barrett and Michael McPeak, will face hearing June 6 on charges of possession of meth, initiating the manufacture of meth, resisting stop, and possession of drug paraphernalia.Sheriff’s officers arrived at the residence to arrest McPeak on outstanding warrants.“They were hiding in the crawl space of the residence,” revealed sheriff’s investigator Steven Carpenter, noting Barrett also had warrants on him.“A search of the residence was performed and numerous items commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine were found in the basement area where the men were found,” Carpenter noted.The items included, but were not limited to, cut lithium batteries, tubing, drain cleaner and a coffee filter containing about .5 grams of meth.“There were also numerous syringes, a funnel and grinder located in the basement,” the investigator added.