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2 arrested after Augusta meth lab found

Thursday, March 28, 2013 7:11 AM
Last updated 9:56 PM
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A methamphetamine lab was discovered on Ponderosa Drive and two people were arrested, according to a news release from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

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Just before 1 p.m. Wednesday, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Secret Service arrived in the 2400 block of Ponderosa to execute a search warrant when they discovered illegal drug activity. Two people, identified as James Barrow, 30, and Dana Bryant, 19, were taken into custody. A 3-year-old child and an 88-year-old woman were also in the house.

The two suspects in custody are charged with the manufacturing of meth, manufacturing of meth with a child present, and trafficking.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/28/13 - 07:55 am
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I wonder what happened to the

I wonder what happened to the child and old lady? Why was the Secret Service involved?

soapy_725
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soapy_725 03/28/13 - 07:56 am
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Looks like the ANGC has to extend that buffer
Unpublished

just a little bit farther that the a fore noted San Souci Apartments. A non Master's free zone. From the Augusta Canal to Wheeler Rd and I-20 to Milledge Rd. A private-public land collaboration with GRU could get this done.

Adam Bomb
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Adam Bomb 03/28/13 - 08:19 am
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Think about this.

This happened in a rental property. In a nice neighborhood. It happened to me in one of my rentals on a major South Augusta street. Decent people are having a hard time finding rentals because so many landlords have been burned by meth labs which usually render a house unliveable. Like me, many landlords are just selling their rentals because the headaches of ownership are just too much.

Thethirdjq
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Thethirdjq 03/28/13 - 09:16 am
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Columbia County? Isn't that

Columbia County? Isn't that home in Richmond County?

my.voice
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my.voice 03/28/13 - 11:04 am
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They always look the same.

They always look the same. Washed out bleached hair looks like she combed it last in 1998. A 3 year old.....really?

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 03/28/13 - 11:31 am
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Adam Bomb, or anyone, what

Adam Bomb, or anyone, what makes a house, where a meth lab has operated, unliveable? I honestly don't know.

Right on
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Right on 03/28/13 - 01:24 pm
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counterfeiting?

counterfeiting?

soitgoes
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soitgoes 03/28/13 - 02:55 pm
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nothing good

nothing good can happen when a 19yo girl is shacking up with a 30yo. Assuming that the 3yo child is hers (and not the 88yo grandma), that means she had the child when she was 16yo. Yikes!

Buckys Friend
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Buckys Friend 03/28/13 - 03:07 pm
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Any relation to John???

Any relation to John???

happychimer
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happychimer 03/28/13 - 03:07 pm
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The secret service and both

The secret service and both Richmond and Columbia counties sheriff depts. were there about counterfeit money and found meth labs.

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 03/28/13 - 08:36 pm
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JMO...the hazardous materials

JMO...the hazardous materials used in the manufacture of meth are extremely expensive to clean up. (Think EPA superfund type cleanup)

scoopdedoop64
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scoopdedoop64 03/28/13 - 11:25 pm
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Good Neighborhood

I grew around the corner on Forest Park. It is a pretty good neighborhood as far as I know but renters are always risky of doing things like this. A lot about this story doesn't make sense but maybe more information will be forth coming.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 03/29/13 - 10:15 am
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Love the avatar

Love the avatar scoopdedoop64!

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 03/29/13 - 10:36 pm
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If she opened her mouth you

If she opened her mouth you probably would have seen rotten teeth.

JMO, the other psoter is correct; the chemicals used in the manufacture of meth are EPA level toxic, and permeate the surroundings. It is cheaper to tear it down in most cases than it is to decontaminate.

RoadKing
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RoadKing 03/30/13 - 12:44 am
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Not a rental ....

Mrs. B has lived there 45+ years.

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