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2 sentenced in Catawba County meth case

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    - CATAWBA COUNTY DETENTION CENTER
    Joyce Brown Crouse, 38, of Hickory, was sentenced to between 44 and 65 months in prison after being convicted, authorities said.
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    - CATAWBA COUNTY DETENTION CENTER
    Frank Chamberlain was sentenced to between 50 and 72 months in prison after being convicted on drug charges, prosecutors said.

Two Hickory-area residents have been sentenced to prison after being convicted in a methamphetamine case, prosecutors say.

Joyce Brown Crouse, 38, was sentenced to between 44 and 65 months in prison. She was found guilty of manufacturing methamphetamine and two counts of possession or distribution of methamphetamine precursors.

Co-defendant Frank Chamberlain, 33, was sentenced to between 50 and 72 months in prison after being found guilty on two counts of possession or distribution of methamphetamine precursors, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, attempted trafficking in methamphetamine by manufacturing, and attempted trafficking in methamphetamine by possession.

Prosecutors said Crouse was arrested in November 2012 and Chamberlain in July 2013, following a complaint from the public.

Law enforcement authorities searched a home on Carmel Ridge Road in Newton and said they found six HCL gas generators, camping fuel, drain cleaner, pseudoephedrine blister packs, and other items used to make meth.

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