Sheriff's department busts two meth labs
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An officer from the Massac County Sheriff’s Department stands in the doorway of a Johnson Street trailer on Thursday where three people were charged with aggravated participation in methamphetamine manufacturing, possession of meth manufacturing materials. A second meth lab bust occured Saturday on North Avenue.                — Planet photo submitted
An officer from the Massac County Sheriff’s Department stands in the doorway of a Johnson Street trailer on Thursday where three people were charged with aggravated participation in methamphetamine manufacturing, possession of meth manufacturing materials. A second meth lab bust occured Saturday on North Avenue. — Planet photo submitted
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The Massac County Sheriff’s Department has busted its second meth lab in three days and has arrested five people, but circumstances with the meth lab busted on Saturday, have deputies a little uneasy, according to Massac County Sheriff Ted Holder.

The arrest on Aug. 4 started with a call around 5:30 a.m. from 3151 North Ave., where a woman advised there was a cab driver refusing to leave.

The next call was from the cab driver, who advised the woman had pulled a shotgun on him after refusing to pay the fare.

According to the sheriff's department, when the deputy arrived, along with assistance from Metropolis Police Department, the cab driver advised when he saw the woman pull the gun he started leaving, that is when he heard a shot.

Deputies arrested Lynette Windhorst, 47, of Metropolis, and her nephew Leslie Marty Windhorst, 36, also of Metropolis.

The sheriff's department's report states when booking Lynette Windhorst, deputies found methamphetamine on her. When they checked the pseudoephedrine logs, they found she had purchased pills on Friday.

Deputies applied for a search warrant of the residence and executed it at 9:15 a.m.

Deputies and Metropolis police officers found an active meth lab in the house.

"But more disturbing was that the outside of the residence was under video surveillance, there were two pit bulls in the residence and deputies also found military body armor, an assault rifle and two shotguns," said Holder.

Holder said in the last two meth lab busts, deputies have encountered pit bulls inside.

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