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Meth lab discovered in Olivehurst; 2 facing charges
Two people were jailed Monday in connection with a small methamphetamine laboratory in Olivehurst.
Troy G. Sinclair and Sandra Yang were arrested by Yuba-Sutter NET-5 agents about noon at their home in the 1600 block of Broadway in Olivehurst, Cmdr. Martin Horan said Tuesday.
“We seized a boxed meth lab capable for producing quarter- and half-ounces of meth at a time,” Horan said.
Agents collected numerous chemicals, a loaded .22-caliber handgun, about eight pounds of marijuana buds, as well as “pay-owe” sheets, scales, and about $3,300 in cash, Horan said.
Sinclair, 50, has a lengthy criminal record, Horan said.
“It was 19 pages when we printed it all out,” the task force commander reported.
Sinclair was booked into the Yuba County on a warrant charging him with manufacturing a controlled substance, maintaining a place to sell controlled substances, possession of marijuana for sale and being an ex-felon in possession of a loaded firearm.
Yang, 34, was also booked on the same charges, according to jail records. Both were still in custody Tuesday afternoon in lieu of $500,000 bail each.
Monday’s bust was the second for NET-5 agents in less than a week. Agents seized 13 ounces of meth and a gram of coke, seven marijuana plants along with scales, plastic sandwich bags and chemical cutting agents, and a quarter of a stick of dynamite from a home in Sutter.
Vincent Lopez, 50, was arrested in connection with the Sutter bust.
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