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Bulloch County deputies find 2 meth labs, arrest 3, in separate incidents
Christopher Stephen Crosby

Response to an argument over money and to locate a wanted person led law enforcement to find meth labs in two separate locations over the weekend.

Bulloch County sheriff’s Sr. Deputies Jeff White and Doug Harrell answered a call Friday at home on Live Oak Lane in Brooklet, where someone reported a “dispute over money,” said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson in a news release issued Tuesday.

Deputies met with Christopher Stephen Crosby, 32, of Live Oak Lane, who was “obviously under the influence of some kind of drug,” Anderson said.

The deputies found methamphetamine and a gun in Crosby’s truck and called members of the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team, who assisted in locating the remains of a meth lab on the property, Anderson said.

Crosby was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was taken to the Bulloch County Jail, where he awaits further court action.

On Sunday, CST investigators and Bulloch County sheriff’s Sgt. Rey Rodriguez were seeking a man wanted on probation violation charges at a Bird Road home when a woman told him the man was not there.

Belinda Kight, 42, of Bird Road, said Stoney Keelin, 44, who also lived there, was not home, but a search revealed Keelin hiding in a bathroom, Anderson said.

“An active meth lab, three firearms, a quantity of methamphetamine and various drug related objects” were found as well, Anderson said.

Keelin and Kight, both charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of methamphetamine, and possession/use of a drug-related object, were taken to the Bulloch County Jail. Keelin was also charged with probation violation. They, too, await further court action.



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