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Marshall County deputies find suspected meth lab

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Phillip Moore (KTEN/Marshall County Sheriff) Phillip Moore (KTEN/Marshall County Sheriff)

MARSHALL COUNTY, Okla. -- Bond was set Monday at $150,000 for Phillip Moore, who is suspected of operating a meth lab near Kingston.

Deputies were called to a home on Kickapoo Road in the McBride community on Saturday. A homeowner claimed a hired maintenance man had threatened her.

That man was identified by the sheriff's office as Moore, 52, who had been living in a shed behind her home.

Deputies discovered the suspected meth lab after taking Moore from the shed.

"She had no idea the meth lab was in her shed until deputies arrived and located it," Sheriff Danny Cryer said.

Meth lab evidence
Evidence recovered from a shed in Marshall County. (KTEN)

Cryer said evidence recovered from the shed included weapons and items consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine.

"Things such as baggies, scales, HCL generators, cold pills, grinders, things of that nature," the sheriff said.

Deputies had to ventilate the shed because of the strong chemical odor and the danger of explosion.

"When they manufacture this stuff, you are essentially building a bomb," Cryer said. "Anything that goes slightly wrong will create an explosion, and -- if not --  a huge fire."

Moore was arraigned in court Monday and remains in custody at the Marshall County Sheriff's Office. The charges he faces include manufacture of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of paraphernalia, and carrying firearms after a conviction and during probation.

Sheriff Cryer noted that state officials have taken measures to make it harder to buy the chemicals needed to make the drug. 

"It's made these meth labs a lot more rare in this county," he said.
 

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