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Lee Co. Child Welfare Check Uncovers Meth Lab

Richard Wayne Robertson Richard Wayne Robertson
Freddie Lee Baker Freddie Lee Baker
Jennie Leann Mclean Phillip Jennie Leann Mclean Phillip

By John Shryock - bio | email

LEE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - Two men are in the custody of the Lee County Sherrif's Department this afternoon on meth charges.

47-year-old Richard Wayne Robertson and 30-year-old Freddie Lee Baker, both of Opelika, were arrested Wednesday for Unlawful Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree (methamphetamine) and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernaila. 

The manufacturing charge is a felony, while the possession charge is a misdemeanor.

Baker and Robertson are both being held in the Lee County Detention Facility on a $31,000.00 bond. 

The Sheriff's Office says a caller requested a welfare check on a couple of small children whom they believed were possibly in danger Wednesday evening.

When deputies arrived at the home on 7984 Lee Road 146 in Opelika to check on the children, they discovered "components consistent with an operational methamphetamine lab".

Officers say the lab included burnt aluminum foil, glassware, coffee filters, plastic tubing, and other components used to manufacture methamphetamine. 

The children, girls aged 4 and 9, were inside the home said officials. The Department of Humane Resources subsequently took custody of the youngsters.

The childrens' mother, 26-year-old Jennie Lean Mclean Phillips was arrested and charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child. She's being held on a $1,000 bond.

Photos Courtesy: Lee County Sheriff's Deparment

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