Two men have been bound to the grand jury after lawman found them inside a working meth lab on Whiteaker Street.
The suspects, Christopher Troy Rogers, 37, and Ronald Chad Young, both waived their rights to preliminary hearing and were bound to the grand jury on charges of initiating the process to manufacture meth. Rogers was also charged with manufacture of meth while Young was given 30 days in jail for violation of probation.
They were charged after deputies went to the Whitaker Street address to find a woman who they had a warrant on. While they didn’t find the wanted woman, they were granted permission to search the property.
“I walked around to the garage and could smell the odor of meth coming from the garage,” said sheriff’s deputy Steve McMillen.
Deputies took up positions around the perimeter of the garage before entering the structure.
“Ronald Chad Young and Christopher Troy Rogers were inside the garage,” McMillen revealed, noting the garage was filled with items used in the production of meth.
In addition to the meth-making items, the deputy found two flower pots outside the rear of the garage that contained 21 marijuana plants.