On October 17, 2014 at approximately 10 P.M. the Echols County Sheriff's Office in cordination with State Probation conducted a consensual search at the residence of 3162 Hwy 135N, occupied by Michelle Peavy, 33, and Robert Rilling, 38. Upon law enforcement arriving at the residence Peavy attempted to flush finished product methamphetamine down the toilet in an attempt to destroy evidence. A search of the residence and property revealed a small quantity of marijuana and evidence of methamphetamine manufacturing including an actual meth lab. Sheriff Randy Courson notified the Lowndes County Sheriff’s office, which then responded with a regional special equipped unit used in dismantling and transportation of hazardous material contained in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Rilling was taken into custody and charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, felony criminal attempt to manufacture methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Peavy was also taken into custody and charged with felony tampering with evidence, felony possession of methamphetamine, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Both individuals were transported to Lowndes County Jail for processing. More charges could be forthcoming, pending the out come of the investigation. Sheriff Courson would like to thank State Probation and the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance rendered in the investigation.
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