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Wreck leads to meth lab discovery
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A woman who contaminated a stranger’s home with a mobile meth lab after a car crash will serve one year in jail.The woman, Christy Stevens, 47, was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to serve one year of a 10-year sentence, pay $1,000 plus costs, perform 60 hours public service work, and lose her driver license for two years for tampering with evidence, initiating the process to manufacture meth, second-offense DUI, and fourth-offense driving on a revoked license.Her charges were brought after she crashed her Honda Civic in a yard on West Green Hill Road. The injured Stevens then got out of her wrecked vehicle and entered the nearby home while waiting for authorities to arrive.“She entered the residence to use the restroom,” said Highway Patrolman Al Seitner, noting the woman concealed a small working meth lab when she entered the home. “She carried a one-pot meth lab from the vehicle she was driving into the restroom and placed it under the sink.”The lab burst while it was under the sink and began leaking on the floor, contaminating the home.“The owner of the residence is an 86-year-old woman and she had to say with family due to the chemical odor inside the residence,” Seitner said in his complaint against Stevens.The trooper reported finding numerous items commonly used in the production of meth at the time of Stevens’ arrest.