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Two get 30 days in jail for meth
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Two men who sought refuge from authorities in a crawl space have been sentenced to a month in jail. Edwin Scott Barrett and Michael Edward McPeak were both ordered to serve 30 days of 11-month, 29-day sentence and pay $750 plus costs after they entered guilty pleas before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to the charge of possession of meth. The other charges, including manufacture of meth and resisting arrest, were dropped as a result of their guilty pleas.Sheriff’s officers arrived at the residence in Leesburg to arrest McPeak on outstanding warrants and were able to locate the men after a search of the house.“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.