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Lincoln County law enforcement busts 19th meth lab of year

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    - LINCOLN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
    William Newell
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    - LINCOLN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
    Heather Newell
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    - LINCOLN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
    Martin Hudgens

Denver Three Denver residents are facing drug-related charges after investigators with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office found a meth lab in Denver Shores Mobile Home Park Thursday evening, officials said.

Narcotics investigators went to 6493 Todd Lane around 6 p.m. and found an active one-pot method meth lab and three people inside the residence.

Officials said they saw Heather Newell, 37, pouring meth precursors down a drain in the mobile home. Newell had to be decontaminated because of exposure to the precursors and was transported to the hospital, treated and released.

Heather Newell, William Newell, 36, and Martin Hudgens, 22, all shared the Todd Lane residence. They were arrested on numerous charges, including manufacturing of a controlled substance schedule II, investigators said.

Deputies planned to guard the scene overnight until the state clean-/up lab arrived Friday.

Nineteen meth labs have been found in Lincoln County so far this year, a number that officials said far surpasses any previous years.

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