Columbus police discover meth lab in house on Richards Street

lgierer@ledger-enquirer.comMarch 24, 2013 

Columbus police located the ingredients for a "shake 'n' bake" meth lab Saturday afternoon in a house on Richards Street.

Police captain Gil Slouchick said two people were arrested and charged with the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Arrested were 34-year-old Coleman Davis and 24-year-old Patricia Mathis.

Slouchick said Davis was also charged with burglary first degree family violence, possession of drug related objects and possession of marijuana less than one ounce.

Slouchick said Mathis was also charged with burglary first degree, possession of drug related objects and possession of marijuana less than one ounce.

Davis and Mathis are in the Muscogee County Jail and are scheduled to appear in Columbus Recorder's Court Monday at 9 a.m.

Slouchick said the Special Operations Unit of the Columbus Police Department was called to the site after the owner of the building discovered what was going on it there.

Slouchick said Davis and Mathis were not residents.

"We brought the cleanup crews in and got the place clean," Slouchick said.

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