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Officers raid home, find fire inside
Meth lab also discovered on property
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A husband and wife face narcotics charges after they almost burned down their house when lawmen arrived for a surprise raid.The suspects, Steve Dewayne Smiley, 36, and Shana Nicole Smiley, 30, are both charged with initiating the process to manufacture meth, possession of drugs, tampering with evidence, and manufacture of drugs. Mr. Smiley faces additional counts of possession of a weapon by a felon and possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony. They will both face preliminary hearing before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke on Oct. 21.According to sheriff’s investigator Jason Rowland, it wasn’t drugs that originally brought officers to the Smiley residence on Cardinal Drive in the northern end of the county.“We had information Mr. Smiley could be in possession of a stolen four-wheeler,” said Rowland, noting a distinct smell immediately told officers they had come upon a meth lab.