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Officers with the Lexington County Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) seized one reaction vessel that was used to manufacture methamphetamine and arrested a Lexington man for manufacturing methamphetamine and a Lexington woman for possessing methamphetamine, the report stated.
Deputies arrested 23-year-old Robert Michael Yates on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, trafficking in methamphetamine and unlawfully disposing of waste from a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory.
Yates was being held on Tuesday, May 28 at the Lexington County Detention Center on bail totaling $7,500.
Officers also arrested 22-year-old Amber Marie Hubbard on charges of trafficking in methamphetamine, possessing methamphetamine, bringing contraband into a correctional facility, unlawfully disposing of waste from a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory, unlawfully possessing ephedrine and possessing a controlled substance.
Hubbard was being held on Tuesday at the county Detention Center on bail totaling $17,500.
Sheriff James Metts says Hubbard is a friend of Yates and rents a room from Yates’ parents at their South Lake Drive home.
The report said deputies went to the home of Yates’ parents at about 10 a.m. on Saturday in response to a call concerning a backpack that Yates’ father had found near a fire pit at the rear of his property.
Deputies found the backpack, which contained one reaction vessel that contained a dry white substance, Metts said.
Yates and Hubbard were located inside the home and arrested.
While conducting a search of Hubbard at the county Detention Center, a female correctional officer found two plastic bags with Batman logos that Hubbard had concealed in her bra, Metts said. The two bags contained a substance that Hubbard said was methamphetamine.