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Opelika residents arrested for meth

The Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested two Opelika men on Wednesday for manufacturing and possession of methamphetamine.

Freddie Lee Baker, 30, and Richard Wayne Robertson, 47, were arrested for unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance in the first degree and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Unlawful manufacturing in the first degree is a Class A felony and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia is a class A misdemeanor. Baker and Robertson are both being held in the Lee County Detention Facility on a $31,000 bond.

The arrest of Baker and Robertson stem from the following events: On Wednesday at 11:10 p.m., Lee County Sheriff's Office received a complaint from a caller who requested a welfare check on a couple of small children who were possibly in danger.

Deputies responded to the residence of 7984 Lee Road 146 Opelika, to check on the welfare of the children. A search of the residence revealed components consistent with an operational methamphetamine lab, burnt aluminum foil, glassware, coffee filters and plastic tubing.

A 4-year-old girl and a 9-year-old girl were also found at the residence. After being notified by the Lee County Sheriff's Office, the Department of Human Resources responded to the residence and took custody of the two children.

The mother of the two children, Jennie Leann Mclean Phillips, 26 of Opelika was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Phillips is being held in the Lee County Detention Facility on a $1,000 bond.

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