Man arrested after York County's 22nd meth lab found in Lesslie

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comDecember 20, 2013 

Richard Dean Bailey Jr.

— One man has been taken into custody after drug agents uncovered York County's 22nd meth lab inside a mobile home in the Lesslie community Friday afternoon.

After receiving a tip that someone living at 2787 Lesslie Dale Road might be cooking meth, drug agents began performing surveillance on the home until they made their move at about 3 p.m., said Marvin Brown, commander of the county's multijurisdictional drug enforcement unit.

When agents entered the home, Richard Dean Bailey Jr., 35, admitted that a one-pot meth lab found in a Coca Cola bottle in the mobile home’s bathroom belonged to him, Brown said.

Bailey was arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine. He was booked at the York County Detention Center on a $12,500 bond.

The lab, Brown said, was inactive.

Three other people were in the home, Brown said, but were released when police determined they had no involvement with the actual lab. At least one of those other people is related to Bailey.

Drug agents and a hazmat team on Friday afternoon entered the mobile home, removing harmful, precursor ingredients to meth, Brown said. Authorities found 100 grams of liquid methamphetamine in the bottle, but were not able to find any of the powdered, finished product.

Court records show that Bailey was in jail last month when police charged him with open container of alcohol.

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