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Agents uncover meth lab in Phenix City home

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RUSSELL COUNTY, AL (WTVM) -  A Russell County woman faces numerous charges after narcotics agents stumbled across an active meth lab in her home.

It happened at a house on Chapman Street in the Phenix City limits, across from the East Alabama Motor Speedway.

Authorities got an anonymous tip to investigate the home. When agents arrived at the house, they saw the lab through a window.

Agents then obtained a search warrant and disassembled it, with the help of a HAZMAT crew.

Twenty-eight-year-old Leslie Mathews from Phenix City, who police call the "main cook," and 38-year old John Crook from Columbus, were taken into custody.

Mathews was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. She also faces a number of other charges including child endangerment since a investigators say there was an 8-year-old living in the home. 

It is not known at this time if Crook will face any charges.  

News Leader 9 is following this story. We'll bring you the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

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