LINCOLN COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- According to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, two individuals were arrested on January 17 after a Lincoln County Deputy observed them sitting near an old abandoned building on the deputy's family's property.
Tina K. Payne, 43, and here husband, Samuel S. Payne, 43, both of Elsberry were charged with Felony Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance after the deputy and his supervisor smelled a strong chemical odor coming from a building, leading them to investigate and find methamphetamine being produced in the building.
The Narcotic Detectives were called to clean and remove the lab from the property and detectives found old pseudoephedrine receipts around the building, revealing that the couple visited the area multiple times in the past to manufacture methamphetamine.
Both Tina and Samuel Payne were taken to the Lincoln County Jail and each is being held with a $25,000 bond.
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office shared the arrests on their Facebook page.