Three arrested after police find meth lab in bathroom | Crime
Police executing a search warrant at a Jonesboro mobile home say they found a meth lab in the bathroom.
On Friday, August 24, Jonesboro police officers and agents with the Second Judicial Drug Task Force searched the a trailer in the 1400-block of Nelms Road.
According to the initial report, officers found a methamphetamine lab in the bathroom. The lab was photographed and then destroyed.
Officers also said they found “several items of drug paraphernalia…including a pill grinder with residue, sandwich bags, a spoon with residue, coffee filters, needles and a digital scale.” Officers also reportedly found 10 hydrocodone pills.
Police arrested 50-year-old Kevin Niehouse who reportedly said the “lab, paraphernalia and any drugs found belonged to him. He said methamphetamine was his problem.” He’s charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (hydrocodone).
Police also arrested 52-year-old Brenda Mahan and charged her with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (hydrocodone).
Another woman, 45-year-old Tina Swiercz of Jonesboro, told officers she was “just visiting” Mahan and Niehouse. But, according to the police report, officers found a cigarette wrapper containing .3 grams of suspected methamphetamine in her purse. Officers arrested Swiercz and charged her with possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine.
All three suspects are schedule to appear in District Court on Monday for a probable cause hearing.