- Associated Press - Thursday, January 22, 2015

ELSBERRY, Mo. (AP) - An eastern Missouri husband and wife are facing drug charges after allegedly choosing a bad spot for a methamphetamine operation - property owned by a sheriff’s deputy.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1zzVQD4 ) reports that Samuel and Tina Payne, both 43, put their lab behind an outbuilding in Lincoln County. The deputy who owns the property was on duty when he allegedly caught the couple in the middle of a cook on Saturday.

Both are jailed on $25,000 cash-only bond, charged with manufacture of a controlled substance. A message left Thursday with their attorney was not immediately returned.

Authorities say Deputy Andy Kaimann saw the couple near an abandoned outbuilding on his family’s recreational property. Court documents say Kaimann and a colleague noticed a chemical smell and found the lab.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com

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