WILLIAMSFIELD — Two people are facing drug charges after being accused of making methamphetamine in a trailer where police found numerous one-pot labs, volatile chemicals and drug paraphernalia.
David Baxley, 31, and Olivia Weber, 41, were both arrested April 2 on warrants at a home in the 6800 block of Gay Avenue after deputies were contacted by Andover Police about a potential meth lab at the residence, according to a police report.
Pending testing and lab results of items found in the home, the pair could face charges of manufacture of drugs, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals to manufacture drugs, possession of drugs, possession of criminal tools, possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of drug paraphernalia, the report states.
Andover Police Chief Chris Baker called the sheriff’s office after a concerned citizen reported an active meth lab in the home. Deputies found the home, where there had also been a reported recent drug overdose, and learned Baxley had two warrants for his arrest.
Weber, who also had a warrant for her arrest, started to run when deputies arrived and when they caught up with her she admitted to having drug paraphernalia. A deputy found a used syringe, spoons, tourniquet and a piece of a plastic baggie in her purse, the report states.
Baxley was found walking down the road and he mentioned to deputies that there were some chemicals in a bottle inside the home, which deputies stated in the report were likely to be a highly volatile and dangerous “one-pot” lab.
The fire department was called and the trailer was evacuated so authorities could put on personal protective gear. The window coverings, cardboard, insulation and wood that covered windows in the home were removed for ventilation.
Deputies found materials used to make meth throughout the home and several one-pot labs. Baxley and Weber’s names were also run through a database that tracks the sale of over-the-counter cold and allergy medications containing pseudoephedrine, which is used to make meth, and it found both had made numerous purchases.