2 charged in mobile meth bust

Two Augusta residents were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine Friday morning after police responded to a suspicious vehicle parked in the median on Sand Bar Ferry Road.

Officers found the two suspects in the vehicle around 2 a.m. in the 700 block of Sand Bar Ferry Road. According to a police report, the driver, Paul Stephen Posey, 40, threw a plastic bottle filled with liquid onto the median while an officer investigated.

Another plastic bottle with contents similar to those used in the manufacture of meth also was recovered.

Posey and his passenger, Christy Reynolds Peeples, 30, were booked into the Richmond County jail on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine. Peeples also had an outstanding warrant.